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
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
It took a little while for 3-year-old to figure it out but
they both eventually got it
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
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
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 ...
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.
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
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
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 &
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
There were also presents for Poppi & Nonni, Beth & Brad,
Philip & Leslie
but we'll not go into those
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.