September in Review

September 2010 has come and gone. Up here in Seattle it was a beautiful month to be outdoors and enjoying the natural resources that this area has to offer. Its’ claimed this was the coolest September on record since Eisenhower was in office (or something like that), but we wouldn’t know since we’ve been here only a year. We took advantage of the weather and did a few hikes in the area

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Happy Holidays from The Holt Family

Holt Family 2009 Holiday Card

Happy Holidays!

We want to send all you a warm holiday greeting! We hope your year has been as fulfilling and exciting as it has been for our family.

Some of our highlights include Ethan turning two years old, spending the summer living with Laura’s parents, moving to Seattle, Brett working with the federal government again, multiple trips to California to visit Brett’s family, having Brett’s old punk band doing a reunion show, receiving the news that we are having a little girl due March 24, 2010, and watching Ethan getting excited about Christmas this year. Our year had a bit of sadness as our loyal lab, Duff, passed away. He’s missed by all.

holt-family-2009-holiday-cardHowever you celebrate this time of year, we hope you it do with kindness and an abundance of eggnog. : )

Take care,

Brett, Laura, and Ethan

Duff (2000-2009)


With great sadness, Duff went to his final resting place last Monday, June 22. He developed a tumor on the outside of his intestines which caused tremendous pain and made it difficult to have a bowel movement. The vet didn’t recommend surgery because of his age, breed/size, and the size of the tumor. It was an extremely difficult decision for Laura and me to make, but we had always told ourselves that our dogs will not suffer in these type of situations.
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