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APRIL
Pesach/Passover
Easter Dresses
Savanna's Birthday

MAY
Dance Class
Dance Recital
Poppi's Photos
Eating at Philip's
Studio Photos
Day Care Photos
Graduation Photos


SEPTEMBER
Gardner's Wedding
Sukkot/Tabernacles
Poppi's Sukkah

OCTOBER
School Photo
Ali's 5th Birthday

NOVEMBER
Family Photos
Christmas Decorations

DECEMBER
Hanukkah
Christmas Day

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LOFTIN
GENEALOGY
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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

 
 

2007

 
 
 
 

April 2007

 

 

Pesach/Passover

 
The Seese Family joined Curtis & Carolyn on Saturday, 07 April 2007,
as Beit Yeshua celebrated the Biblical Feast of Pesach/Passover.
 
Leviticus 23:4-7

4 These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.
5 In the fourteenth day of the first month (Abib or Nisan - March or April) at even (evening) is the LORD's Passover. 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. 7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
 

 
2007 was the first year that Beit Yeshua hosted their annual Pesach Seder in the Family Life Center at Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton, NC. With 100 in attendance, this was the largest group thus far for the annual event for Beit Yeshua.
 
Low and Regular seating was available
 
Savanna & Alexandria's paternal grandfather, Curtis Loftin,
co-leads Beit Yeshua as well as the Pesach Seder
 
Carolyn & Curtis Loftin
 
Curtis chats with Brad, Beth and the girls as they arrive
 
Curtis always leads the group in a time of Israeli Folk Dance
during praise & worship at the beginning of the service
 
 
One of my favorite photos shows Alexandria
outside of the adult circle mimicking the steps
 
Eventually both Savanna and Alexandria were dancing
  
 
Items for the Seder meal include: grape juice, matzah (unleavened bread), parsley, a roasted egg, the shankbone of a lamb, horseradish (and a horseradish root), as well as charoset (a sweet mixture of chopped apples, nuts, cinnamon and grape juice).
 
 
Using the Haggadah (the text recited at the Seder on the first night of the Passover, including a narrative of the Exodus) guests are invited to drink
 from the first of four cups of grape juice
 
The middle matzah is removed from the matzahtash, broken and shared
Half of the middle piece is wrapped in a white cloth and hidden only to be redeemed later
 
Three-Fourths of the way through the Seder,
everyone stops to enjoy the covered-dish meal
A kosher Passover excludes any food item with leavening/yeast
 
The Seese family enjoys the meal together
 
 
 
 

Savanna sitting with Nonni/Carolyn and Lynda Williams

 
After an hour for the meal, the Seder continues to its conclusion
(Brad, Beth & Ali - top center left)
 
 
A sleepy little girl ready to go home
 
 
 
Easter Dresses
 
After celebrating the Feast of Passover on Saturday night with Beit Yeshua at Covenant, the Seese family dressed up in their best to go and celebrate the Resurrection of Yeshua Ha'Mashiach (Jesus the Messiah) on Sunday, 8 April 2007.  After church and eating lunch in Lincolnton, the Seeses went over to Curtis & Carolyn's house.  Savanna was 6 and Alexandria was 4 years old.
 
Poppi always had his camera ready to snap new photos of the girls
 
Poppi also took advantage of the Spring flowers by incorporating them in his photos, too
 
These photos of the girls in their pink Easter dresses and hats were favorites for sure
 
It also looks like Poppi might have been freezing at least one little girl
in order to get his photos
 
 
 
 
Savanna's 7th Birthday Party
 
On 28 April 2007 the Seese family planned a Birthday Party for Savanna's 7th birthday
at Skateland in Hickory, NC.  Jeff, Denise, Karlie & Lyndsy Neigel were there - as well as JoNanna (JoAnn) Seese, Poppi, Nonni and Great Granny Willie - as well as other friends and family members
 
Parents start getting skates for the kids
 
Mom: "Here, Savanna.  These are your size."
 
 
Mom helps 4-year-old Alexandria with her skates
 
 
The adults didn't skate - they just watched
 
 
 
Time to Skate!
 
 

Savanna, Alexandria and Karlie are all ready to skate

 
Alexandria was the first one on the skating floor
 
She might have had a little help from the wall in order to stand up
 
Savanna and Karlie do pretty good on their skates
 
Taking a break
 
Time to Eat
 
Something to drink - and some ice cream - but what do we get to eat?

 
 
PIZZA - PIZZA - PIZZA!
 
 
 
Time for Presents!
 
When you're 7 years old - opening the cards and presents is the BEST part of a birthday
 
 
The funny shaped box was a kite from Mom & Dad
 
Poppi and Nonni always got something for Ali, too, just so she wouldn't feel left out
 
... and you always knew that for both of the girls it was gonna be clothes
 
 
To see the rest of the photos from Savanna's 7th birthday party - CLICK HERE
 
 
 
 

May 2007

 

 

Miss Krista's Dance Class

 
These photos taken from 03 May 2007 show the girls in Miss Krista's dance class preparing for their dance recital and competition that will be coming up in just a week.
 
Alexandria poses with a friend
 
 
Another new costume that needs some alterations
 
 
 
 
 
Dance Recital
 
On 10 May 2007, Savanna & Alexandria had their dance recital in Lenoir, NC.
Savanna was 7 and Ali was 4 at the time.
 
Alexandria
 

The little dancers watch Miss Krista off stage for dance cues

 
 
There's no doubt that Ali had the best form in this ballet number
 

 

... and she never takes her eyes off of Miss Krista

 
There was also a Jazz Number for the toddlers with taps
 
 
 
 
Alexandria
 
Savanna and the older girls perform their Jazz/Tap Number
 

Savanna's group performs their Ballet Number - straight arms & beautiful form

 
 

To See Savanna's Dance Recital Photos - CLICK HERE

 

 
 
Dance Photos by Poppi
 
On Saturday, 26 May 2007, Poppi took some dance photos of Savanna & Alexandria in their dance costumes when they were over at his house.
 
SAVANNA  &  ALEXANDRIA
 
 
 
 
 
ALEXANDRIA
 
Jazz/Tap Costume
 
 
 
Ballet Costume

 

 

SAVANNA
 

Jazz/Tap Costume

 
Ballet Costume
 
 
Cheerleader Costume

 

Jazz Costume
 
 
 
 
Cook Out at Uncle Philip's House
 
On 26 May 2007, Uncle Philip & Aunt Leslie (Loftin) invited the Loftins, Seeses and Robinsons over to their house for a cook-out.  There were grilled hotdogs and hamburgers, potato salad, cole slaw and chili, as well as chip and even dessert.
 
Uncle Philip snaps a photo from his porch while Poppi is snapping one from the back
Everyone else is eating
 
After the meal, the adults sat around and chatted
(Left to Right) "Great-Granny" Willie Goble Loftin, "Nonni" Carolyn Weeks Loftin, "Mom" Beth Loftin Seese, "Dad" Brad Seese, Jason & Kristi Robinson Buff, Myra Caldwell Robinson, "Uncle" Philip Loftin, Mike Robinson and
"Aunt" Leslie Robinson Loftin
 
The girls enjoy their food

 

 
 
 
 
Studio Dance Photos
 
Since Savanna and Alexandria were already at his house,
Uncle Philip offered to take some dance photos of the girls.
 
ALEXANDRIA
 
 
 
 
 
 
SAVANNA
 
  
 
To See Savanna's Studio Photos - CLICK HERE
 
 
 
Day Care Spring Photos
 
Spring photos of Alexandria from Woodlawn Baptist Church Day Care in Conover, NC
 
 
 
 
 
Day Care Graduation
 
Ali graduated from Day Care in the Spring of 2007 and was ready to start public school in the Fall.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

September 2007

 
 
Uncle Gardner's Wedding
 
In September 2007, Uncle Gardner Seese married Kristen Raby.  Brad, Beth, Savanna & Alexandria were there to participate in and celebrate their marriage.
 
Alexandria, Beth, Brad & Savanna
 
 
 
 

September 2007

 

 

Sukkot/The Feast of Tabernacles

 
On 28 September 2007, the Seese family joined Curtis & Carolyn Loftin as Beit Yeshua celebrated the Festival of Sukkot (The Feast of Tabernacles or Booths) at Doug & Lynda Williams' home in Lincolnton, NC.
 

Leviticus 23

39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month (Tishri on the Jewish Calendar - September or October), when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a Feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a Sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a Sabbath.  41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year.  It shall be a statute forever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.  42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days

 

Curtis joins other members of Beit Yeshua on 23 September to construct the sukka
 
The branches of colorful trees and scrubs adorn the top of the sukka

 

 

The inside of this particular sukka was decorated with wild flowers,
colorful paper chains and homemade Star-of-Davids

 

Leviticus 23

40 And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.
 

  Curtis explains the significance of the lulav and etrog

 

 
Brad smells the etrog (a citron similar to a lemon) as Curtis passes it around

 

Alexandria goes up to join the others during a time of praise & worship

 
Curtis explains the significance of Simcha Torah ("Rejoicing in the Torah/Scriptures)
and invites others to bring their Bibles and "rejoice" before the LORD

 

 

 

  As the adults continue to dance, the children are encouraged
to take up the flags and banners during praise and worship

 

 
At the end of the evening everyone participated in a time of food and fellowship
 

The Seese family enjoys the good food

 

 

 
Savanna eats in the sukka with some of the other children who were her age

 

 
 
 

Sukkot with the Grandparents

 

Brad, Beth and the girls always enjoy eating in Poppi & Nonni's sukkah. 
Poppi had the family sukkaha  little closer to the house in 2007.
Unfortunately, he didn't get photos of the girls in the sukkah in 2007.

 
Poppi holds a Lulav and Etrog - "the 4 Species" of Sukkot
 
Good food and some Bible study time
 
 
 
 
 

October 2007

 

 

School Photo

 

Alexandria started public school in the Fall of 2007.  This is her Kindergarten photo.

 

Such a sweet little girl - with lots of curls

 
 
 

Alexandria's 5th Birthday

 
Alexandria's family planned a birthday party for her in honor of her 5th Birthday at Curtis & Carolyn Loftin's home.  There was a large group of family and friends - and even included a make-up party for the girls.
 
Family and friends start to arrive - including Uncle Philip, Aunt Leslie & Uncle Gardner
 
Time For the Food

 

Ali enjoys some pizza and chips
 

  

 

The girls enjoy the swing and goldfish pond
 
Time For the Games
 
Looks like fun to me!!

  

 

 

 
 
 
Time For the Cards & Gifts

 

Savanna reads one of Ali's birthday cards to her

 
She loved her "My Little Pony"
 
 
... as well as the "Disney's Learn to Write"

  

... and the Poseable Horse & Cowgirl doll

 

 
A larger Quarter-Horse

 

... and of course clothes from Nonni, Poppi, Uncle Philip & Aunt Leslie

 
 
Time For the Birthday Cake
 
The adults stayed in the shade
 
My Little Pony Birthday Cake

 

Alexandria get the first taste of the frosting from the bottom of the pony

 

 

 

 
 
Time For the "Makeup" part of the party
 
Beth starts applies fingernails and applies the polish

  

  Monica applies some lip gloss on Alexandria

 

 
Monica applies mascara & eye-liner on Ali while Beth buffs Savanna's nails

 

Beth takes a break as she and Brad enjoy some pizza

 
 
 
 
November 2007
 
 
Thanksgiving Family Photo
 
After lunch on Thanksgiving Day, 22 Nov 2007, the family posed for a group photo
Thank goodness for a timer on the camera
 
4-Generations
 
(Top Row) Leslie & Philip Loftin, Beth & Brad Seese, Carolyn & Curtis Loftin
(Bottom Row) Alexandria Seese, Willie Loftin & Savanna Seese
 
 
 
Christmas Decorations at Poppi & Nonni's House
 
Poppi decided to put the Christmas decoration up a little early in 2007. 
So on 17 November 2007, he got some help from Savanna & Alexandria.
 
Savanna & Ali carry the garland that Poppi will put around the lamp post
The colors of the Fall leaves from the trees show how beautiful that time of year is in NC
 
Poppi attaches the garland at the top - but Alexandria is ready to help
 

Beth snaps another photo of Poppi and the girls

 
Poppi gives Alexandria a boost so she can hang one of the wreaths
 
  
 
Savanna is ready to help, too
 

Time to get the decorations for Great-Granny Willie's house

 
 
Poppi hung a few of the wreaths
 
... but he also gave the girls a boost so they could hang some of them
 
 
 

Almost done

 
 
 
 
December 2007
 
 
Hanukkah
 
On 08 December 2007, while the Seese family were visiting with Poppi & Nonni Loftin, Poppi invites Savanna and Alexandria to help light the Hanukkah menorah
 
Poppi guides Alexandria's hand as she lights the Shamish - the Helper candle
 

  

  Then Savanna lights 5 candles for the fifth night of Hanukkah

 
Poppi says the blessings over the Hanukkah candles
 
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech Ha'Olam
Shehecheyanu V'Keyimanu V'Higianu Laszman Ha'Zeh
Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the Universe,
Who Has kept us alive, and preserved us, and enabled us to reach this season.
 
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech Ha'Olam
Asher Kideshanu Be'mitzvo Tav V'Tzivanu Lehadlik Ner Chanukah
Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the Universe,
Who has sanctified us by His commandments,
and in whose Name we indle the lights of Hanukkah
 

Enjoying the lights of Hanukkah

 

 

 
 

Christmas Day

 
The Seese family joined Uncle Philip & Aunt Leslie for lunch
at Poppi & Nonni's house on Christmas Day 2007.
 
The table is set with Christmas dishes and glasses

 

Poppi places the last of the Christmas presents in the den
 
 
Time to eat
 

 

A family photo after lunch - 4 Generations

 
The Seese Family - Brad, Alexandria, Beth & Savanna
 

The girls start opening their gifts

 
Books, Toys, Games, DVDs, Clothes - a Little Bit of Everything
 
 
A Pocketbook for Savanna
 
A lacey red dress from Poppi & Nonni

  

 
 
The kids and grandkids got Poppi & Nonni a Kodack Electric Picture Frame
to display all the photos that Poppi takes
 

Ali with Uncle Philip & Aunt Leslie

 
 
To see all the photos of Savanna from 2007 - CLICK HERE
 
 
 
 

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.