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Making memories with family


I can easily say that one of the harder things about being a missionary is missing out on making memories with our families in the states.

If your family decides to go on a joint vacation, you probably go. If there is a family reunion, you do all you can to make it there. Those things are generally not much of an option for us because of distance and cost, so creating shared memories is important when we are stateside.

This summer we were able to create some great memories with both our families. It was refreshing to be together, laugh together and have good conversations without a delay, figuring out a time when we are both awake to talk or loosing the connection mid-sentence.

Here is a picture recap of some of the good memories we made with our families and friends.

Kayaking in Oregon

Kayaking in Oregon

Brothers kayaking

Lance and his brothers kayaking

three of us

Hiking at Elk Lake

Lance and I got to have five whole days to ourselves and we spent it at our favorite place… the ocean!

15a us at the ocean

Poking at tide pools at Seal Rock


Pit stop at Tillamook!

Ukraine gang together

Ukraine friends reunion

family reunion kayaks

Family reunion at Lake Wallowa, Oregon

15b Roberts fam 2015

Roberts family at Lake Wallowa

17 boys building dam

Building a rock dam in Canada

us and rocks5

Building cairns along the river’s edge

family photo2

Family vacation to Canada

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There are 3 nurses in the family!


June 20th marks the day my two sisters graduated from nursing school as registered nurses. It really is a big day!

Ready for the festivities to start!

Ready for the festivities to start!

The both decided to attend the nursing school at Seattle Central Community College at the same time. They were almost going to be in different cohorts but switched at the last minute so they were in the same classes for the past few years. They enjoyed being able to share classes, especially the last half a year where they discovered they could just send one to class and share the notes later… Cheaters.

Alison pinned first

Alison pinned first

Kathryn pinned second

Kathryn pinned second

Lance and I were able to be there to witness the momentous occasion. It was truly an exciting moment. They had the option to be pinned by another registered nurse or have a school representative pin them, they naturally chose to be pinned by our dad, a registered nurse for over 30 years! He got to pin both his daughters! It was a little comical to hear the gasp as the announcer said “Alison Murray, pinned by her dad George Murray… and Kathryn Murray, pinned by her father.” The crowd thought it was pretty cool too.

One proud dad

One proud dad

So glad we could be there to congratulate them!

The kids together

The kids together

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