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FEBRUARY
Blue Dresses
Valentine's Day

APRIL
Savanna's Birthday

MAY
Poppi's Spring Photos
Spring Studio
Poppi's Dance Photos
Blowing Bubbles

JUNE
Dance Recital
Poppi's Pool

JULY
Family Studio Photos

AUGUST
A Nap at Poppi's
Emerald Point
Poppi's Pool

OCTOBER
Sukkot
Ali's Birthday

NOVEMBER
Thanksgiving Day
Autumn Studio
Photos With Granny

DECEMBER
Studio Photos
Hanukkah
Christmas Day
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LOFTIN
GENEALOGY
LINE

The
LOFTIN
Family
Tree


Alexandria
(2002 - 2???)

Elizabeth
"Beth"
Ann
Loftin

(1976 - 20??)

Curtis
Dean
Loftin

(1953 - 20??)

Sam
William
Loftin

(1918 - 1979)

Alonzo
Lester
Loftin

(1876 - 1937)

William Alexander
Loftin

(1851 - 1939)

James
Franklin
Loftin

(1827 - 1864)

Thomas
Loftin

(1798 - 185?)

James
Loftin

(1768 - 1836)

John
Loftin

(1740 - 1793)

Cornelius
Loftin III

(1714 - 1785)

Cornelius
Loftin II

(1675 - 1735)

Cornelius
Loftin I

(1648 - 1735)

Leonard
"Laughton"
Loftin

(1610 - 1678)
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Alexandria

 

Born: 2002, Hickory, NC

 
 

2006

 
 
 
 

February 2006

 

Blue Dresses

 
On Sunday, 12 Feb 2006, after church, the Seese family dropped by Poppi & Nonni's house for an afternoon visit.  Poppi snapped this photo of the girls wearing the matching blue dresses given to them at Christmas by Poppi & Nonni.  The girls didn't mind the matching outfits when they were young, but with age they did.
 
 
 
 
 

Valentine's Day

 
Each of the children in Alexandria's day-care class at Woodlawn Baptist Church had to bring a decorated box for Valentine's Day so that they could share valentines with each other.
 
Beth helped Ali make hers so we know it was created with lots of love

 

Each child's valentine box was unique

 
 

Each of the teachers had their own box, too

 
 
 
 

April 2006

 

Savanna's 6th Birthday

 
On 22 Apr 2006 the Seese family planned a birthday party at Poppi & Nonni's house in honor of Savanna's 6th Birthday.
 

Savanna and friend enjoy a game of "Air Hockey"

 
All the kids enjoyed the air-filled slides and other contraptions
 
That must have been one horrifying slide -...
 
... the way Alexandria's hair is standing straight up
 

Enjoying pizza and a juice box

Even Great-Granny Willie enjoyed the refreshments
 
Alexandria with sisters Lyndsy and Karlie Neigel
 
Time for some cake
 
Dessert fit for a Disney Princess

 
Three-year-old Alexandria enjoys the birthday cake
 
Opening birthday presents is one of the best parts - some pretty new blouses

 
... as well as a pretty new dress ...
 
... and a new fun Bible
 
 
 
 
 

May 2006

 

Spring Photos of Alexandria by Poppi

 
07 May 2006, Poppi snapped a couple of spring photos of one of his favorite girls while she was over at his house.
 
That smile could warm anyone's heart
 
 
 
 
 

May 2006

 

Spring Studio Photos

 

Springtime photos show Savanna and Ali's pleasant and cordial personalities.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dance Photos at Poppi's

 
On 13 May 2006 while Savanna & Alexandria were visiting with Poppi and Nonni, Poppi snapped some photos of the girls in their latest dance costumes.
 
The girls display some of the best moves they learned from Miss Krista
 
Our own little "curly-top"
 
 
 
 
 

Blowing Bubbles

 
On 13 May 2006, the same day as the previous dance photos, Poppi pulled out some "bubbles" he and Nonni had bought for the girls and Beth snapped some photos of the girls outside of the Loftin's house.
 
It took a little while for 3-year-old to figure it out but they both eventually got it
 
 
 
 
 
 

June 2006

 

Dance Recital

 

The girls had their dance recital on 03 Jun 2006 at the Broyhill Convention Center in Lenoir, NC.

 
ALEXANDRIA
 
 
 
 
 
Ali dances with the "King of Rock & Roll"
 
All of the Moms even participated in that dance number
 
 
SAVANNA
 
Savanna dances with the six year olds
 
The Big Finale
 
All the Dads were asked to help out in one of the dance numbers
 
 
 
 
 

Poppi & Nonni's Pool

 
Both Savanna and Alexandria learned to swim in Poppi & Nonni's pool.  On 24 Jun 2006, Poppi took some photos while the girls were swimming with Nonni and Beth was sun-bathing.
 
Beth applies suntan lotion on Brad
 
 
Alexandria goes down the slide into Nonni's arms of safety
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

July 2006

 
Loftin Family Studio Photos
 
The Loftin and Seese families decided to have some studio photos made during the summer of 2006 and the following photos are the results.
 
 
 
 
 
Brad, Beth, Savanna & Alexandria
 
 
Savanna & Alexandria with Poppi & Nonni Loftin
 
 
Dad & Mom (Beth & Brad Seese)
 
Savanna & Alexandria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Left) Uncle Philip & Aunt Leslie, (Right) Uncle Philip & Mom
 
Curtis & Carolyn with their children, Philip & Beth
 
 
 
 

August 2006

 

A Nap at Poppi & Nonni's House

 
On a 19 Aug 2006 visit to Poppi & Nonni's house, Alexander falls asleep on the sofa
 
Sleeping like a baby

 

 

 

Emerald Point Water Park

 

On 22 Aug 2006, the Seese family (along with Poppi & Nonni) took the girls to the Emerald Pointe Water Park in Greensboro, NC.  They had a WONDERFUL time.

 
 
After the first slide, the girls were hooked

 

 

Savanna takes care of and protects her little sister

 

 

 

 

This water ride also included an inner-tube-type floating device

 

 
 
 

Savanna even tried it by herself

 
Savanna and Alexandria are ready for this lazy river type ride

 

 

 

Savanna chuckles as Alexandria "attempts" to get out of the float

 
Here they come again

 

 

If you get hot, it's easy to cool off

 

 

Savanna and Alexandria also enjoyed playing in, and on, the large and small whales

 

 

 

 
So many things to see and do

 

Over the years the park has continued to grow

 

After a LONG day of fun and sun, the girls fall asleep in the car on the way home

 
 

 

 

Poppi & Nonni's Pool

 
On 26 Aug 2006, Poppi took additional photos of the girls as they enjoyed the Loftin's pool
It was nice for the girls to have Karlie & Lyndsy Neigel visiting, too
 

  Savanna & Alexandria get wet

 
No one enjoyed the pool more than Alexandria - and she wasn't afraid to get her face wet

 

 

 

3-year-old Ali was more than willing to go off of the diving board

Her bathing suit with the built in floaters, gave her confidence to try almost anything
 

   

 

 

 

 

Ali prepares to go down the slide into the pool

 

   

 

 

  Ali demonstrates her best dive

 
 
Lyndsy
 
Diving from the side of the pool into the deep end of the water

 

 

 

Lyndsy falls asleep during lunch
 

 

Savanna: "Are you sure you HAVE to take this photo, Poppi?"

 

Savanna: "OK! Here I go!"

 

 

 
Karlie shows the girls how to dive
 
 

 

Savanna, Karlie and Alexandria prepare to jump in together

 

 

 

 
Spending a little time in the shallow water

 

 

 
 
 

October 2006

 

Sukkot - The Feast of Tabernacles

 

Poppi & Nonni's sukka from October 2006 was beautiful - as always.  Poppi used some of the foliage from the Golden Trumpet bush on top of the 2006 sukkah.  Unfortunately, Poppi didn't get photos of Savanna & Ali in the 2006 sukkah.
 
Poppi holds the traditional Lulav & Etrog of Sukkot
 
Notice the hanging fruit on the inside of the sukkah
 
Inside the sukkah - looking back toward the house
 
Enjoying a meal inside the Loftin family sukkah
 
 
 
 
Alexandria's 4th Birthday
 
Family and friends gathered at Poppi & Nonni's house on 30 Oct 2006 to celebrate Alexandria's 4th Birthday.
 
Savanna & Karlie: "Let's get this party started!"

 
Ali gets a hug from Great-Granny Willie while waiting on everyone else to arrive

 

Alexandria: "Can we cut the cake first?"

 
Our own little Princess loved her Tinkerbell cake

 
 
Everyone was ready for cake, chips and something to drink

 

Alexandria with Nonni, JoNanna, Uncle Philip & Aunt Leslie, Dad & Mom

 
After some cake, Ali was ready to dig into those presents - with a little help from Savanna

 
A beautiful Disney's Cinderella doll

 

 

Ali with her friends and gifts - she got 3 dolls

 
Everyone was excited when they found out there was gonna be a pinata

 

The birthday girl gets to go first

 
Big sister gives it a try

 

Mom gives Ali a little help

 

When it finally breaks, all 6 of the girls scamper forward to gather the candy

 

Ali poses with the pinata

 
 
 
 

November 2006

 

Thanksgiving Day

 

The Loftin & Seese families gathered at Poppi & Nonni's house on 23 Nov 2006 for Thanksgiving Day lunch.

 
Pippi & Nonni had the tables and bar decorated
with Autumn colors and Thanksgiving decorations
 
Time to eat - but Poppi needs a photo, too
 
Mom prepares a plate for each of the girls with a little of everything
 
What's to eat? Turkey and also "Babbie's" Meatballs in the crock pot - Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Potato Salad, Deviled Eggs, Broccoli Pie, Asian Slaw, Gravy for the turkey and potatoes, Bread, a variety of drinks (including Poppi & Nonni's Spearmint Tea) as well as several desserts.
 
There's always PLENTY to eat at Thanksgiving
 
The Autumn day was overcast but Poppi got the photo of the entire group outside ...
 
... as well as a photo of Savanna & Alexandria
 
 
 
 

Autumn Studio Photos

 
Beth decided to have some studio photos of the girls made prior to Christmas.  One group of photos focused on Autumn colors and the other set were Christmas themed.  This first group were the Autumn colored studio photos.
 
Autumn Themed Studio Photos
 
Savanna
   
 
 
Alexandria
 
 
Sisters
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanksgiving Studio Photos
 
The Loftin & Seese families had some additional studio photos taken in 2006
These were taken at Wal-Mart
 
The Loftin & Seese Families
(Top Row) Curtis & Carolyn Loftin
(Middle Row) Philip & Leslie Loftin; Beth & Brad Seese
(Bottom Row) Alexandria, Willie Loftin, Savanna
 
Great-Granny Willie Goble Loftin with Alexandria & Savanna
 
Savanna & Alexandria's Maternal Grandparents
Curtis & Carolyn Weeks Loftin with Great-Granny Willie Goble Lofti
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December 2006

 

Christmas Studio Photos

 
Beth decided to have some studio photos taken of Savanna and Alexandria for Christmas 2006 and the resulting photos were awesome.  These were taken at the same time as the studio photos in November.
 

Christmas Themed Studio Photos

 
Savanna
 
Alexandria
 
 
 
Sisters
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hanukkah
 

On 19 Dec 2006, Savanna and Alexandria helped Poppi & Nonni observe the Biblical Feast of Hanukkah - also called the Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication.

 
Poppi lit the Shamash (the blue Helper candle) then
Savanna lights the Hanukkah menorah on this second night of Hanukkah
 
 
Poppi tells the girls the story of Hanukkah and the Maccabees
 
 
Jesus observed the Feast of Hanukkah/Dedication
 
John 10:22
And it was at Jerusalem the Feast of Dedication and it was winter.
 
Poppi gave Nonni a Hanukkah gift - magnetic Hebrew letters ...
 
... and a DVD for Beth and Brad
 
Poppi & Nonni gave each of the girls a box with a variety of flavors of Life-Savers
Poppi spells a few simple Hebrew words
 
The table is set for a family Hanukkah meal
 
 
 
Christmas Day
 

The Loftin and Seese families gathered together on Christmas Day, 25 Dec 2006, at Curtis & Carolyn's house for lunch.  Poppi & Nonni always have great food at Christmas.

 
Brad, Leslie, Philip & Carolyn fill their plates with some good Christmas food
 
Great-Granny and the girls wait to be served
 
Table cloth and Christmas dishes display the Christmas theme
 
 
Savanna and Ali get their first present from Nonni
 
 
I think they like what they see
 
Some beautiful new dresses for each of the girls
 
 
Savanna and Alexandria model the new dresses
 
Do these dresses above look similar to the ones they were wearing in the Christmas studio photos earlier this month?  They are. That's because after Great-Granny Willie bought them, Beth used them for the photos and then they were wrapped as a Christmas gift from Great-Granny Willie Loftin.  Need proof?  Look on the table beside of Philip & Leslie - sitting in a frame on the very last photo on this page.
 
What was in that big package that Alexandria was opening?
 
 
Dolls for each of the girls - Savanna holds both of them
  
 

  ... but they got another doll, too - Disney's Belle & Snow White

  

 
Yep,  you guessed it!  There was still ANOTHER doll for each of the girls!
 
 
And believe it or not, they got some Barbie dolls, too!
 

  There was still more clothes from Poppi & Nonni and Philip & Leslie

  

 
 
 

 

 

How about this really COOL gift from Uncle Philip & Aunt Leslie for Savanna & Ali

 
I think they liked it!  That roll of money kept on going and kept on going!

 

Great-Granny got a beautiful pants suit and lots of other stuff, too
 
 
There were also presents for Poppi & Nonni, Beth & Brad, Philip & Leslie
but we'll not go into those
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 

Alexandria's Life

 
 
Alexandria 2002
Alexandria 2003
Alexandria 2004
Alexandria 2005
Alexandria 2006
Alexandria 2007
Alexandria 2008
Alexandria 2009
Alexandria 2010
Alexandria 2011
Alexandria 2012
Alexandria 2013
Alexandria 2014
Alexandria 2015
Alexandria 2016
 
Dance 2005 - 2014
Murray's Mill - 2015
 
 
 
 

DEDICATION

 
 
Ali, I love you so very much.  Every photo that I've added to this page made me smile - and reminded me just how special you are.  You're kind, sweet and gentle.  May you always follow after the ways of the LORD and may you grow up to serve Yeshua/Jesus with zeal and passion.  Only "true" happiness comes from Him.  Love you, Poppi.