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FEBRUARY
Skiing Trip

APRIL
Pesach Seder

MAY
NC Zoo
Family Reunion
Kayli's Playset

JUNE
Summertime
Photo

JULY
Church Youth Trip
At Poppi's House

AUGUST
02 Aug 2015
Murray's Mill

SEPTEMBER
15 Sep 2015

OCTOBER
Church Photos

NOVEMBER
Family Photos

DECEMBER
Hanukkah
Christmas

String Maze

Christmas
Through
The Years

2013 - 2015
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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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LOFTIN
FAMILY
GENEALOGY
NAMES

LOFTIN:
 Beatty
 Corzine
 Cranford
 Fisher
 Givens
 Harwell
 Kaiser
 Lanier
 Lomax
 McCorkle
 Rudisill
 Sherrill
 Upright
 Washington
 Work


SETZER:
Aderholdt
Barringer
Bovey
Bushart
Deal
Heavner
Herman
Ikert
Miller
Motz
Rankin
Witherspoon

GOBLE:
Babst/Bobst
Douglas
Faber
Fink
Fulbright
Hefner
Meinhert
Miller
Muller
Pabst/Bobst
Robinson

JOHNSON:
Corzine
Fink
Hamilton
Kaiser
Leslie
Lewis
Moore
Sherrill
Upright
Wilkinson

 

Additional
Family
SURNAMES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Alexandria

 

Born: 2002, Hickory, NC
 

 
 

2015

 
 
 
 

February 2015

 

 

Skiing Trip to the NC Mountains

 
Jeff and Denise Neigel along with their two daughters Karlie and Lyndsy, invited Brad, Beth, Savanna and Ali to join them for a skiing trip to the NC mountains.  Neither Savanna nor Ali had ever skied before, but they still had a wonderful time in the snow.
 
The slopes at Sugar Mountain in Banner Elk, NC
 
Now which one is Savanna and which one is Ali?
Even more important, who is that sitting on her "butt" after a fall? 
 
 
Can you tell by the eyes?
 
Now we can tell which one is which - this is Ali
 
 
   
 
 
 
 

February 2015

 

 
Pesach / Passover
 
Ali, Savanna, and their parents attend Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton, NC - as do their maternal grandparents.  Beit Yeshua (a Messianic Jewish-Roots group at Covenant) hosts a Pesach/Passover Seder at the church annually.  Brad, Beth, Savanna and Ali are always there.  Ali's grandfather, Curtis Loftin, co-leads Beit Yeshua.
 
Curtis works with last-minute preparations at the low-seating tables
 
Praise & Worship, along with Israeli Folk Dance, is always part of the Passover experience
 
Ali loves to participate in the Israeli Folk Dance (in the orange & white shirt)
 
The dancers lift up praise to the LORD - Beth & Brad are at the top right side of this photo
 
Curtis Loftin & Doug Williams co-lead Beit Yeshua and the annual Pesach Seder
 
 
 
 

MAY 2015

 

 

NC Zoo

 
The Loftin and Seese Families  went to the N.C. Zoo in Asheboro, NC, on 02 May 2015. 
It had been years since any of us had been there - and it was the first trip for Kayli.
 
 

Savanna, Kayli & Ali get ready to head into the African Safari followed by the North American Safari later in the day
Learning where the animals come from in Africa

 
 

And off they go - We were fortunate enough to have our own personal "tour guide", Brad

 
 

Stopping to get a photo of the group

 
(On Top of the Rock) Savanna and Alexandria
(In Front of the Rock) Brad, Beth, Leslie holding Kayli, Carolyn and Philip
(Curtis: Photographer)
 

The Lions take a nap in the morning sun - Ali checks them out

 
 

Kayli checks out one of the many animal sculptures around the zoo

 

Everyone always like the elephants

 
 

Ali gets a ride from Dad
The Seese Family - Savanna, Brad & Ali, Beth

 

(Left to Right) Brad & Ali, Uncle Philip (Loftin) & Kayli; (Right) Carolyn discusses where the group wants to go next

 
 

(Left) Even Savanna got a lift from Dad; (Right) Stopping to look at the giraffes

 
 

Giraffes & Zebras

 
 
 

The Babboons ... and Chimpanzees

 
 
To See a Short Video of a Chimpanzee Swinging from a Rope - CLICK HERE - or Below
 

Philip and Brad had as much fun with the sculpted animals as Kayli did

    
 

No - No one fell in - Everyone just stopped to look at all the turtles in the lake

 

One last photo of the family

 

The animals were fun, but the best part of the day was being with family

 
 
 
The Loftin Family Reunion
 
The annual Loftin Family Reunion was held on Sunday, 17 May 2015 in the Family Life Center of the Catawba Methodist Church in Catawba, NC
 

As family members arrive, Peggy Loftin Brotherton chats with Willie Goble Loftin

 
 
Time To Eat
 

(Left) Savanna choses from a large variety of family prepared foods
(Right) Brad & Uncle Philip make their food choices

 
 
 

The Curtis Loftin Family

(Left to Right) Ali, Savanna, Kayli, Leslie & Philip, Willie, Curtis & Carolyn, Beth

 

Ali's Great-Grandmother Willie Goble Loftin (age 89) was recognized as being the oldest family member present
(Left) Willie & Kayli Loftin; (Right) Kayli with her mother, Leslie

 
 
 
 
Constructing Kayli's Play Set
 
Because Kayli enjoyed the play set at Catawba so much, her parents decided to invest in one for home.
The Loftin & Seese families were invited over during Memorial Day weekend to help with the construction.
 
The playset was constructed near Kayli's playhouse and the family swing
Nonni helps everyone get materials laid out
 
Ali & Savanna played with Kayli while the adults worked on the construction
 
(Left) Uncle Philip lets his daughter Kayli try out the newly-constructed slide
(Right) Beth hands supplies to the men
 
 
Taking a break as the construction continues
 
Philip and Leslie provided lunch and dinner during the two-day project
 
Savanna, Brad and Alexandria sit at the portable picnic table that Brad brought with him
 
 
Ali checks out the rock-climbing wall
 
 
Poppi/Curtis took most of the photos of the playset construction
 
 
To See the Video Where Kayli Thanks the Family for Constructing her  Play set
CLICK HERE
 
 
 
 

June 2015

 

 
Summertime Photo
 
Still 12, but soon to be 13
 
 
 
 

July 2015

 

 
Covenant Bible Church Youth Trip
 
Ali & Savanna joined the other youth from Covenant Bible Church for a trip to Myrtle Beach, SC, in July of 2015.  The hardest part of the trip for the girls was giving up their cell phones for several days.  Aaron Grooms is the Youth Pastor at Covenant.
 
The girls are in the middle-right part of this photo toward the top - can you find them?
 
 
 
Family Photos at Poppi & Nonni's House
 
Poppi (Curtis Loftin) decided that he hadn't taken many photos of Alexandria & Savanna lately and decided to take some on Sunday, 26 Jul 2015, when the Seese Family came over to his house after church.
 
 
Alexandria & Savanna
 
 
Alexandria & Savanna with Beth
 
 
Alexandria & Savanna with their maternal grandfather, Curtis Loftin
 
Alexandria / Alex / Ali
(Depending on who you're talking to)
 
 
 
The Entire Seese Family
Brad, Beth, Savanna & Alexandria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

August 2015

 
 
02 August 2015 Photos at Poppi & Nonni's House
 
Savanna & Alexandria looked so pretty on Sunday, 02 Aug 2015, that Poppi decided he needed to take some additional photos of the girls.
 
Savanna & Alexandria sitting on Poppi & Nonni's (Curtis & Carolyn Loftin's) front porch
 
A close up of Alexandria
 
Alexandria & Savanna in Poppi & Nonni's front yard
 
 
In Great-Granny Willie Goble Loftin's back yard
 
 
 
 
 
Sitting in the swing on Great-Granny Willie Loftin's front porch
 
 
Sitting on Poppi & Nonni's porch
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Murray's Mill Photos - August 30 2015
 
Poppi took Alexandria and Savanna to Murray's Mill on Sunday, 30 August 2015, to take some additional photos of the girls.
 
Savanna & Alexandria pose in front of the 1913 Catawba County mill
 
To see the rest of the photos from that Sunday afternoon - CLICK HERE
 
 
 
 
 

September 2015

 
 
Poppi & Nonni Loftin's Home - 15 Sep 2015
 
 
It's been nice watching this relationship between sisters turn into one of friendship, too
 
Savanna, Camry, Alexandria
 
Alexandria
 
 
 
 
 

October 2015

 
 
Church Photos
 
The Seese and Loftin families attend Covenant Bible Church in Lincolnton, NC, and have since 1999.
In October 2015, Church photos were made for a new church directory - and we had to buy some of the best ones.
 
The Seese Family - Brad, Beth, Savanna and Alexandria
 
 
Alex and Savanna with their Mom
 
Alex and Vanna with their Dad
 
S - I - S - T - E - R - S
 
Sometimes Alexandria - Sometimes Alex - Sometimes Ali - Always LOVED
 
 
 
 
 

November 2015

 
 
Thanksgiving
 
The Seese Family always goes to Alexandria and Savanna's paternal Grandparents' house (Curtis & Carolyn Loftin) for Thanksgiving.  Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 was no different.  Brad, Beth, Savanna & Alexandria (as well as Beth's brother Philip and his family - Philip, Leslie and Kayli) arrived at the Loftin's home at 12:00 - ready for a big lunch - which consisted of country-style steak, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, squash casserole, corn casserole, potato salad, deviled eggs, sweet potatoes, biscuits, pumpkin roll and pecan pie.
 
After lunch, everybody heads over to Philip, Leslie & Kayli's house for some family photos - We do that every year on Thanksgiving, too
 
(Top Row) Savanna, Brad, Beth, Alexandria, Philip, Leslie & Kayli
(Seated) Carolyn & Curtis
 
Nonni & Poppi with all three of their granddaughters
 
Savanna and Alexandria
 
 
Kayli really loves both of her cousins - BUT Alexandra is her favorite person in the whole-wide-world (next to Mama, of course)
 
Brad and Beth Philip, Leslie and Kayli
 
Ali with her Dad
 
 
 
 
 

December 2015

 
 
Hanukkah
 
The Seese family usually spends every Sunday afternoon at Alexandria's paternal grandparent's house after church.
That means that the Seese family have helped light the Hanukkah menorah every year ever since Alexandria was born -
a tradition that goes back ever since her mother, Beth, was still living at home.
 
Alexandria lit the Hanukkah menorah on this the first night of Hanukkah at Poppi & Nonni's house
 
 
John 10:22 - 23
And it was at Jerusalem the Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah), and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple ...
 
 
 
 
Christmas
 
The Seese family joined Philip, Leslie & Kayli Loftin for Christmas lunch at Curtis & Carolyn Loftin's house.  As always, lunch was great, but the highlight for Savanna, Alexandria & Kayli was probably opening their Christmas presents.
 
One of the gifts the Seese family got for Kayli was a bank jar that counted the coins as they were inserted
 
After presents were opened at Poppi & Nonni's house, everyone packed up and went to Uncle Philip's house
so that Savanna & Alexandria could get their present from Philip, Leslie & Kayli
 
Stopping briefly so Poppi can snap a photo
 
Some people just give gifts but in the Loftin family you have to work for them
 
Savanna had to follow the green string and Alex had to follow the red one wrapping the string into a ball
 
 
Aunt Leslie had spend a lot of time the day before just getting this "String Maze" ready for the girls
then Philip, Leslie and Kayli had to live with it like that until the next day when Savanna & Alex would be coming to their house
 
Red and green string everywhere you looked
 
Kayli tries to offer Alexandria a little help
 
String all around the legs of the coffee table - red and green
 
The first clue ...
 
 
To watch the short video of Alexandria, CLICK BELOW
 
 
You knew at some point the path of the two girls was bound to cross
 
Alex: "Back to this coffee table again?"
You can tell that Nonni and Uncle Philip were enjoying themselves
 
 
Now, into the kitchen ...
 
... and another clue
 
To watch the short video of Alexandria, CLICK BELOW
 
 
  ... and into the laundry room ... as that ball or red yarn gets bigger and bigger
   
 
Finally into Kayli's bedroom ...
 
... and the PRIZE
 
Inside the cute Christmas boxes - MONEY
 
 
 
 
 
Christmas Through the Years
 
Christmas is always fun when family is involved.  With the Loftin & Seese families, it's also a little work.
We didn't always take pictures, but there were a few years when we did.
 
 
2013: "The Amazing Christmas Race"
 

In 2013 Nonni hid money all around the inside and outside of their house then created an elaborate game for the girls
In order to get the money, they had to work together, solve clues, sing and much much more
 
CLUE # 1: Go to Nonni's room.  Find something you drink with.  Bring Nonni the money you find there.  Now go to the den and sing (together) the first 6 verses of "The Twelve Days of Christmas".  If you don't remember them, it might be a good idea to go to the back of the house and rehearse together, since you have to sing the verses correctly, and with "personality" ... be creative!  It's a performance!  Once you have SUCCESSFULLY performed the song, Poppi will hand you your next clue.  Remember, NICE is the main word for your hunt.
 
CLUE # 3: Remember playing the game, "Hot or Cold"?  Well ... you're COLD.
Find the cold cash, but bring it back, warm and dry, to Nonni.  Next,
lead the whole family in singing the 1st verse and chorus of "We Three Kings." 
If everybody (except Kayli) sings all the way through,
your Mom will give you your next clue. 
If not, you'll have to ask everybody to start over.
 
CLUE # 6:  There once was a tiny chipmunk.  He lived inside the Loftin home, but no one ever knew he was there, because he was so shy.  He loved to play in the kitchen, though.  He found over a hundred windows that he could peek through to watch what was going on whenever someone was in the kitchen cooking.  Your task is to count his windows.  The correct number will earn you the final clue.  If you're wrong the first time, the other sibling will have to go to Nonni with your answer.  Rotate back and forth until you are correct.
The cash was in an ice block in the freezer The girls counted the slats in the louvered pantry door thinking those might be the windows
 
Both girls were very accommodating during the Amazing Christmas Race treasure hunt
Singing "Jingle Bells" on Poppi & Nonni's front porch at the top of their voice
 
The Amazing Christmas Race - "Jingle Bells" - CLICK HERE
 
2014: BALLOONS
 
In 2014 Savanna & Alex each got a big box full of balloons from Uncle Philip & Aunt Leslie with money inside of them
But of course you had to pop each balloon to get the money
 
 
2015: The String Maze
 
At Uncle Philip and Aunt Leslie's house, Savanna and Alexandria had to roll up string in order to find their Christmas present.
 
Savanna had to follow the green string and Alex had to follow the red one
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Alexandria & Savanna

 
   
Jan 2003 - Dec 2003 - Jun 2004 - Aug 2004 - Dec 2005 - Feb 2006
 
May 2007 - Nov 2009 - Feb 2010 - Jun 2013
 
Jul 2013 - Oct 2014 - Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
 
 
  Savanna 2000
  Savanna 2001
Alexandria 2002 Savanna 2002
Alexandria 2003 Savanna 2003
Alexandria 2004 Savanna 2004
Alexandria 2005 Savanna 2005
Alexandria 2006 Savanna 2006
Alexandria 2007 Savanna 2007
Alexandria 2008 Savanna 2008
Alexandria 2009 Savanna 2009
Alexandria 2010 Savanna 2010
Alexandria 2011 Savanna 2011
Alexandria 2012 Savanna 2012
Alexandria 2013 Savanna 2013
Alexandria 2014 Savanna 2014
Alexandria 2015 Savanna 2015
Alexandria 2016 Savanna 2016
   
Dance 2005 - 2014 Dance 2003 - 2012
Murray's Mill - 2015 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.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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