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FEBRUARY
Dance Recital


APRIL
Wedding Dress
Passover


MAY
Loftin Reunion

JUNE
The Beach

AUGUST
7th Grade
at River Bend


SEPTEMBER
Cross-Country
Track


OCTOBER
Sukkot
Maize Maze

NOVEMBER
Thanksgiving
Family Photos

DECEMBER
Christmas Dance
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

 
 

2014

 
 
 
 

February 2014

 

Dance Recital
 
Ali took dance lessons from the time she was a toddler - along with her sister, Savanna. 
 
Ali all dressed up for a Dance Recital on 08 Feb 2014 - with her sister Savanna
 
 
 
 

April 2014

 

JoNanna's Wedding Dress

 
All little girls (and big girls, too) love weddings, so Ali's paternal grandmother, JoAnn Denniston Seese (Nicknamed JoNanna), pulled out her wedding dress and let Ali try it on.  Ali was 11 so she had a few years to wait.
 

 

 

To see JoAnn in her wedding dress, CLICK HERE

 
 
 
Pesach/Passover
 
Alexandria and her family participate in an annual Pesach Seder at Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton, NC, in the Spring of each year. 
 
 
Ali's paternal grandfather, Curtis Loftin, co-leads the Messianic group, Beit Yeshua,
that hosts the annual Messianic Passover meeting
 
Brad, Beth, Ali and Savanna sitting behind Curtis
 
There is usually an Israeli Folk Dance performance piece at the beginning of the evening
The Seese family seated to the left of the dancers
 
With 200+ in attendance, there are regular and low seats
 
Ali joins many from the congregation as Curtis leads the group in Israeli Folk Dance during a time of praise and worship as the evening progresses
 
Curtis, along with Doug Williams, lead the Seder
 
As the 10 plagues that came upon the Egyptians are recited, we're reminded that a great price was paid for the deliverance of the Israelites.  As Believers, we, too, have been purchased with a great price - the blood of Messiah Yeshua/Jesus.
 
 
 
 
 

May 2014

 

Loftin Family Reunion

 

The Loftin Family Reunion always takes place on the third Sunday in May - for the descendants of William Alexander Loftin and Laura Rossie Cranford Loftin.  Ali's descendancy comes from William Alexander Loftin to Alonzo Lester Loftin to Sam William Loftin to Curtis Dean Loftin to Elizabeth "Beth" Ann Loftin Seese to Ali Seese.

 
Various members of the family are recognized before the meal
 
The Loftins and the Loftin-Seese Families
 
Beth, Brad, Savanna and Alexandria
 
 
 
 

June 2014

 

The Beach

 
The Seese family joined Beth's parents, Curtis & Carolyn Loftin, for a trip to Myrtle Beach, SC.  Brad's mother, JoAnn Seese, was also invited to join the group for the summer vacation.
 
The Loftins & Seeses always try to book lodging at Xanadu when they are at the beach
 
The entire family enjoyed the balcony overlooking the beach
 
A view of the beach from the balcony
 
On the first day of the week-long beach trip, Brad and Beth settle on the beach
while Savanna and Alexandria play a little volleyball
 
 
On the second day of the trip, Alexandria was the first one dressed
and ready to head down to the beach - followed by Savanna
 
 
 
Beth, Brad, Savanna and Alexandria head down to the beach
 
 
Ali and Savanna spend the first part of the morning playing volleyball
 
 
 
To See the Video of Ali & Savanna playing Volleyball - CLICK HERE - or Below
 
 
Savanna gives Ali a few pointers
 
Ali shows what she can do
   
 
 
Ali and Savanna take a little break
 
 
Brad and Savanna relax on the beach ...
... while Beth and Ali head into the ocean
 
 
To See Ali and Beth Wading through the waves - CLICK HERE - or Below
 
 
 
Playing in the water is always fun
 
 
 
 
 
 
Later in the week, Brad decided to surprise Beth by taking her and the girls parasailing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Later in the week, Ali pulled out her skim board and attempted to master it
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To See the Video of Ali trying to ride the Boogie Board - CLICK HERE - or Below
 
 
To See the 2nd Video of Ali trying to ride the Boogie Board - CLICK HERE - or Below
 
 
Headed back to Mom and Savanna
 
 
While Beth chats with a lady on the beach, Ali enjoys her dog
 
 
Beach Videos
Date Subject Information Link
22 June 2014 Volleyball 1 Savanna & Ali on the Beach CLICK HERE
22 June 2014 Volleyball 2 Savanna & Ali on the Beach CLICK HERE
22 June 2014 Volleyball 3 Savanna & Ali on the Beach CLICK HERE
23 June 2014 Swimming 1 Beth and Ali jumping waves CLICK HERE
23 June 2014 Swimming 2 Beth and Ali jumping waves CLICK HERE
26 June 2014 Boogie Board 1 Ali with Boogie Board CLICK HERE
26 June 2014 Boogie Board 2 Ali with Boogie Board CLICK HERE
26 June 2014 Boogie Board 3 Ali with BoogieBoard & Savanna CLICK HERE
26 June 2014 Boy on Beach Savanna "checks out" boy on beach CLICK HERE
 
 
All cleaned up, the family relaxed on the balcony with Nonni (Carolyn), Beth,
Ali & Savanna enjoying the afternoon breeze and shade
 
 
 
 
 
 

AUGUST 2014

 

Heading into 7th Grade at River Bend Middle School

 
7th Grade Photo
 
 
 
 

SEPTEMBER 2014

 

Cross-Country Track
 
As Alexandria headed into 7th Grade at River Bend Middle School, she decided to drop dance (which she had been doing since she was three years old) and take up cross-country track.
 
 
Some last-minute instructions as River Bend's track team gets ready for a Track Meet
on 30 September 2014
 
The River Bend girls get ready for their meet
 
And off they go !
 
There she goes ...
 
 
To See the Short Video of Ali Running in Cross-Country Track - CLICK HERE - or Below
 
 
 
 
Poppi snaps a photo of Ali after the meet
 
 
Track Photo
 
 
 
 
 

October 2014

 

SUKKOT / The Feast of Tabernacles

 
The Seese family helps Poppi & Nonni (Curtis & Carolyn) get the fabric up in order to convert their Pergola into a sukkah for the Biblical Feast of Sukkot/Tabernacles.
 
Nonni poses with Brad, Beth, Savanna and Ali while Poppi snaps a photo
 
After a few decoration have been added to the inside
 
 
 
The Amazing Maize Maze
 
On 18 Oct 2014, as the recommendation of Ali's Uncle Philip, the Seese family (along with Poppi & Nonni Loftin) went to Huntersville, NC, to participate in The Amazing Maize Maze.
 
 
This is where it all happens
The maze is located in this large cornfield in Huntersville
Only one way in and one way out
 
Entrance to the Maze
 
Carolyn, Beth, Brad, Ali, Savanna and Curtis
 
Ali and Savanna pose for a photo as the family waits to begin the maze
 
As we started our trek into the maze, we soon separated into two groups
Ali & Savanna went off on their own leaving the adults to fend for themselves
Brad carried the flag for the adults
 
Signs like this gave pieces of baseball trivia as we trekked through the maze
 
Kernel of Knowledge #1 Down
1. Willie Maize is our Maze character and you are standing in his hat.  In his career, the real Willie Mays had 3,283 hits, 568 homeruns, won Rookie of The Year in 1951, and played in 4 World Series
 
Kernel of Knowledge # 3 Across
3. The term "hotdog" was coined in 1931 at the New York Parks Grounds where the vendors were yelling "Get your dachshund sausages while they're red hot!"  A sports cartoonist heard the vendors & drew a cartoon of a barking dachshund nestled warmly in rolls.  Not sure how to spell "dachshund" he simply wrote "hot dog!"  The cartoon was a sensation and the term "hot dog" was born.
 
 
 
There were mailboxes throughout the maze that held tape and pieces of a map
Your goal, collect all the pieces of the map and find your way out of the maze
 
Brad, Beth and Carolyn confer as to where they think the next mailbox is located
Which way do we go from here?
 
 
 
Both groups finally connected at the end and exited together
 
The Exit from the Maze
 
Ali and Savanna show their completed maze map
 
The Completed 2014 Maze
 
Ali & Savanna completed the adult maze but there is one for the kids, too
 
 
 
 

NOVEMBER 2014

 

Thanksgiving Lunch with Poppi & Nonni

 
The Loftin and Seese families always get together on Thanksgiving Day for lunch at Curtis & Carolyn's house. 
 
Kayli loves her older cousin Ali
 
 
 
 
 
Family Photos
 
After Thanksgiving lunch, everyone heads over to Philip and Leslie's house to have family photos made.
 
The Entire Loftin Seese Clan
(Back Row) Savanna, Alexandria, Brad, Beth, Philip, Leslie and Kayli
(Front Row) Carolyn & Curtis
 
Curtis & Carolyn with all three of their beautiful granddaughters

 

Savanna & Ali with Kayli

 

Savanna & Ali

 

Brad & Beth with Savanna & Ali

 
 
 
 

DECEMBER 2014

 

Christmas Dance at River Bend Middle School
 
Ali with her friend Cheyenne
 
 
 
 
 
Christmas Day
 
The Loftin & the Seese families always spend Christmas day with Curtis & Carolyn. 
After lunch, everyone moves to the living room and starts opening Christmas presents.
 
Family members arrive as Carolyn and Curtis make last minute preparations
On the bar there was potato salad, deviled eggs,
biscuits, coconut cake and banana pudding
 
Beth fills the glasses with ice for everyone
 
Curtis snaps a few more photos
(Left) Ali, Philip & Carolyn; (Right) Savanna & Ali
 
 
Uncle Philip and Aunt Leslie go through the lunch line
which included country-style steak, chicken & dumplings, mashed potatoes & gravy,
green beans, squash casserole and Carolyn's famous broccoli pie
 
The Seese Family - Ali, Beth, Savanna and Brad
 
Little Kayli insisted on sitting beside of her cousin Ali
One of her most favorite people in the whole world
 
The kids and grandkids chat while Nonni & Poppi wash dishes and put up the food
 
Kayli was the first to open her Christmas presents
 
 
Poppi & Nonni gave Ali and Savanna money for Christmas, but Philip, Leslie & Kayli had two really big boxes for the girls - but the boxes weren't too heavy
 
What could it be?
 
Two big boxes full of BALLOONS !
 
They soon found out that the balloons had money in them
but they had to pop the balloons in order to get the money out
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.