Grow Old With Me
Some of you may be asking yourself, “Who are The Holts?” The Holts are part Holt and part Zemke. We are of European and Native American descent…though at this point, it’s a pretty small percentage of Cherokee Indian. We have family throughout the United States, mostly settled in Oregon and California. Our families have worked in the education field, dental industry, technology industry, small business management, and child-rearing sector…by far the most challenging, but most rewarding.
Since meeting each other in July 2001, we have moved every year or two to find new adventures in our lives. As a couple, we have lived in California, Oregon, Washington, and Armenia. Our careers have included educator and wildland firefighter. Today, we are settled in the Seattle, Washington area where Laura works a full time job of mother, while Brett finds welcomed challenges as a mitigation planner.
We have two beautiful children named Ethan and Autumn. Our two children are our lives and we work hard to provide the best for them. We strive to teach them to be kind, respect the earth and each other, share their toys, play hard, and eat lots of ice cream.
We welcome you to read about our family, our adventures, our lives. Before venturing off to read about our family, continue on to read how the whole story started.
As told by Laura in March 2004…
It is said that, time flies when you are having a good time and from our experience time also flies when you are in love. When I finished college in May 2002 I decided to join Brett in Burns. It just happened that he was barely around that summer due to firefighting. A few months later Brett and I made the decision to move to Mineral, California. Brett got the wonderful opportunity to be a part of the fire program at Lassen Volcanic National Park while I substitute taught all around the area. As Christmas neared Brett popped the “big” question! Much to my surprise, Brett flew home from his two weeks of fighting fire in Hawaii with a wedding ring. While he was away in Hawaii I spent a week in hell with no power, 5 feet of new snow and a daily 2 hour one way commute to work. Exactly 11 months later, on November 22, 2003, we were married in Wilsonville, Oregon surrounded by many loving friends and family members. Our memorable wedding marked a new stage in our lives.
Since we met in 2001, we’ve moved every year or two. What a better to show where we’ve lived than with a map. We decided to expand it beyond just the time we’ve known each other and encompass our entire lives. We only captured the different cities we’ve lived in and not the number of homes we’ve lived in.
We recommend that you view the Places We’ve Called Home (Birth to Present) Map on our Google My Maps.