Arches National Park in Moab, Utah has always been a special place for Pat and me. We went there shortly after we decided to get married. This was around Thanksgiving. Pat lugged around my 4x5 camera so I could take photographs for my Advanced Black and White class at BYU. Also on this day, was when Pat's mom said "so I
hear that you two have some exciting news!"
The second time we went to Moab together was on our honeymoon. We took a day trip away from the lake house at Scofield to float down the Colorado river in a blow up raft.
Shortly after our honeymoon, we took a last minute camping trip with our Apartment managers and good friends Riley and Talia. We camped in the Negro Bill campsite which is right next to the CO River. It was so much fun!
Since this winter was relentlessly brutal, Pat and I were itching to get back to the red rocks in Moab. So that's what we did. After we taught our sunday school class (15 year olds... eek!) we packed up the car and drove the almost 3 hours to Moab. We decided to see the arches that we hadn't seen before. Usually we just do Delicate arch, but this time we decided to see landscape arch, and sand dune arch. It was such a beautiful day, and I was so glad to spend it with just Pat! Days like this are my favorite. Life can't get much better than exploring outside on a sunny day with your best friend.
Josh, Lisa and little Augustina are from Seattle. They came down for BYU homecoming weekend, and stayed up at Sundance. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect location- or family for that matter! It is so beautiful in the mountains with all the changing leaves. Add some beautiful people to the beautiful scenery, and voila! You get these family photos. Enjoy!