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Born: 2000, Hickory, NC






08 Feb 2004 - Sunday Afternoon Photos - Poppi & Nonni's House
All Dressed Up

26 Feb 2004 - Playing in the Snow - Poppi & Nonni's House

Nonni Carolyn, Mama Beth, Savanna and Alexandria
Inside the small reading pergola
Nonni and Savanna clean the snow off of the swing
"Mama and Nonni get into a snowball fight"
"I think Mama won"
A little tumble by Alexandria brings forth a few tears but they eventually clear up
Savanna makes a snow angel

27 Feb 2004 - Tying Her Shoes - Poppi & Nonni's House

Savanna shows the family that she's learned how to tie her shoes

28 Feb 2004 - Time With Daddy - Poppi & Nonni's House

Brad is such a good Daddy
Savanna is fixing Daddy Brad's hair

MARCH 2004


11 Mar 2004 - PURIM - At Beit Yeshua
The Biblical Festival of Purim is mentioned in the book of Esther and tells the story of how GOD used Queen Esther to save her people the Jews from the evil Haman - an Agagite. Beit Yeshua celebrates the festival each year and there is usually a parody comedic play that tells the story. People usually wear costumes during this festival. The 2004 play was a parody entitled, "Here's Looking at You, Esther".
The 2004 Cast
(Left to Right) Curtis Loftin, Kate Jones, Jane Melnyk, Christi Rhykus, Melba Finley, Becky Jones, Leslie Costner, Doug Williams, Cathy & Bruce Berkowitz, Lynda Williams, Andy Melnyk and Myrl Peeler
Beth, Savanna and Alexandria
"Poppi usually writes the yearly plays and songs then directs the play"

28 Mar 2004 - Sunday Afternoon Photos - Poppi & Nonni's House

Savanna wears one of the pretty dresses that Poppi & Nonni gave her for Christmas


APRIL 2004


10 Apr 2004 - Easter Saturday - Poppi & Nonni's House
Savanna and Alexandria hunt Easter eggs in Great Granny Willie's yard
Great Granny Willie's sister (Great Aunt Elgevia Eggers) was there too
11 Apr 2004 - Covenant Bible Church - Lincolnton, NC
Poppi snaps a couple of photos of Savanna before church
24 Apr 2004, Saturday - Savanna's 4th Birthday Party - Hickory-Dickory-Dock
Savanna celebrates her 4th birthday at Hickory-Dickory-Dock in Hickory, NC
Savanna: "This jumpy-thing looks like fun"
Savanna: "I LOVE the bumper-cars!"
Savanna: "Stop being such a back-seat driver!"
Savanna: "Pizza, Chips and Pepsi"
Maggie, Savanna, Karlie
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Savanna ...
Savanna: "Time to make a wish and blow out the candles"
Savanna: "We had a Strawberry-Shortcake cake, too."
Savanna: "Yes, He is a very good 'friend' of mine. I just don't remember his name."
Savanna: "... and finally the presents"
JoNanna, Uncle Philip and Aunt Leslie
April 2004 - Studio Photos
Alexandria and Savanna

MAY 2004


01 May 2004 - Saturday Painting - Poppi & Nonni's House
Savanna: "This is the first time I've got to do this."
16 May 2004 - Sunday Afternoon Photos - Poppi & Nonni's House
Sitting on Poppi & Nonni's front porch
Savanna removes a flower petal from Alexandria's dress
Savanna: "It's just little ole' me!"
Sisters enjoying each other's company
23 May 2004 - Pool Time - Poppi & Nonni's House
The pool water can be a little cool in May, but Savanna and Alexandria were ready for some outdoor fun.
Savanna & Alexandria wait to get into Poppi & Nonni's pool
Savanna gets the OK from Mama to get into the shallow end of the pool
Once Alexandria gets her "floaties" on, she's ready to get in the pool too
30 May 2004 - Dance Recital - Lenoir, NC
Savanna started dance when she was very young and took classes with Krista Whitener for many years - finally dropping out when she was in middle school to play volley ball.
Savanna (2nd from the left) - Tap
"You put your right foot in, You put your right foot out, You put your right foot in,
and you shake it all about, You do the Hokey Pokey and you turn yourself around,
That's what it's all about."
Savanna (3rd from left) - Ballet
Savanna (2nd from right): "No! No! No! You're doing it all wrong!"
Savanna: "Do it on ONE foot girls! Then both hands straight up!"
Savanna (3rd from left)
Miss Krista: "Let's all take a bow girls."
Savanna: "Mom was there the whole time to help me when I needed it."
Savanna: "My support team - Nonni, Great Granny, Daddy Brad, JoNanna, me - and those not in this photo - Mama, Poppi, Uncle Gardner, Uncle Philip & Aunt Leslie
Savanna: "Me at the end of the recital. You can see just how tired I was."
31 May 2004 - Monday Dance Costume Photos - Poppi & Nonni's House
Savanna: "Great-Granny Willie loved the fact that I was taking dance
and contributed $20 every month toward my dance education. Thanks Granny."
31 May 2004 - Working on Alphabet - Poppi & Nonni's House
Savanna: "Nonni helps me with my alphabet."
31 May 2004 - Monday Kiddie Rides at Valley Hills Mall - Hickory, NC
Savanna: "Getting some Turtle Power with my sister while Mama watches."
Savanna: "This reminds me of bumper-cars except for no moving or bumping."

JUNE 2004


05 Jun 2004 - Pony Ride -
Savanna: "Mama took me to a place where I got to ride several ponies."
05 Jun 2004 - Balloon Festival - Iredell County, NC
Iredell County, NC, hosts an annual balloon festival. There is a small fee to park and watch the balloons arrive and eventually lift off.
It was amazing to see so many balloons in the same place
Alexandria wasn't too happy while Poppi was taking this photo
Having a snack while all the balloons arrive and prepare to lift off
Poppi and Savanna
"Mama with her girls"
Getting ready for lift-off
The balloons all eventually come back for an evening show
The hot-air balloons are beautiful at night
To find out more about the Balloon Festival - CLICK HERE
06 Jun 2004 - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The Loftin and Seese families (Curtis, Carolyn, Philip, Leslie, Brad, Beth, Savanna and Alexandria) love the opportunities they have to get away to the beach together. Occasionally they'll go to the NC Coast but usually choose Myrtle Beach, SC. In 2004, the family stayed at Heron Point in Myrtle Beach for the week of June 26th to July 03rd.

We chose this location because it was a pet-friendly facility
Nonni with Simcha, Savanna with Princess
Savanna: "Poppi said nobody looked COOLER than me!"
Brad rode his motorcycle on this particular trip
Leslie, Roxie, Philip, Brad
Heading down to the beach
Everyone was glad to finally see the beautiful beach
"It was a lot of fun getting into the edge of the water"
Savanna: "What a beautiful sand castle."
We did a few family group photos
"Poppi and Nonni cooked dinner our first night at the beach"
"The place we stayed was a three-bedroom facility"

The next day we all headed down to the beach for a fun day in the sun and playing in the water.

Savanna plays in the sand
Leslie and Beth spent most of their time working on their tans
The girls loved playing in the sand together
Brad plays with the girls
Savanna: "The water is WONDERFUL! ... so COOL!"
Savanna: "Poppi says I'm pretty enough to be a model."
An evening walk on the beach
Spending some time in the water the next day - and some more photos
Some photos the next day with Poppi and the girls
Alexandria was a little bit afraid of the water
It's always nice to get some sisterly help, too
If you fall, it's always nice to have a sister there to help you get up
Early one morning, Savanna discovers a boat that someone created out of sand
She also made friends with a little girl and played with her whenever she could
Poppi tickles Savanna's nose with a string while she naps

The family took the girls to play mini-golf twice during the week.
The first night we went to Mt. Atlanticus.

Mt. Atlanticus
Poppi took photos of the family
Everyone had a wonderful time ...
... including Savanna and Alexandria
Brad and Alexandria
Savanna kisses a frog looking for her Prince
Beth took a few photos of Poppi
Beth took this photo so that Poppi could be pictured with the family
Beth totals the score at the end of the game
The second time we went out to play miniature golf,
we went to Capt. Hook's Adventure Golf
Captain Hook's Adventure Golf
It was nice to clean up and go out in the late afternoon and evening
Poppi takes a few last minute photos as everyone prepares to head back home

JULY 2004


18 Jul 2004 - Sunday Afternoon Photos - Poppi & Nonni's House





22 Jul 2004 - Sharing the Same Bed - Brad & Beth's House
When you're young, you're still both small enough to share the same bed
25 Jul 2004 - Pool Fun - Poppi & Nonni's House
Every Sunday after church, the Seese family goes over to Poppi and Nonni's house.
A pool is always more fun when you have someone to share it with.
31 Jul 2004 - Pool Fun - Poppi & Nonni's House
Getting ready for some fun in the sun - Curtis/Poppi and Beth
Curtis and Beth work with both of the girls -
helping them get over the fear of jumping into the water
The girls enjoy their new bathing suits with built in floaters



29 Aug 2004 - Sunday Afternoon Photos - Poppi & Nonni's House


Matching Dresses from Poppi & Nonni


"I love my sister"
2004 School Photos - Woodlawn Baptist Child Development Center, Conover, NC





11 Sep 2004 - Birthday Party For a Friend - Kenneth & Jennifer Knight's House
Jennifer with Ashton, Alexandria, Savanna
Blowing LOTS of Bubbles



09 Oct 2004 - First Lesson on Applying Lipstick - Poppi & Nonni's House
It always comes in handy when you have an older sister who can show you how to apply lipstick
Savanna: "I'll show you how to do it, Alexandria."
Savanna: "Do your lips like this ..."
Savanna: "Hold real still. This is the tricky part."
Savanna: "Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!"
Savanna: "Can you tell I love to eat Doritos?"



14 Nov 2004 - Sunday Afternoon Photos - Poppi & Nonni's House
25 Nov 2004 - Thanksgiving Day - Curtis & Carolyn Loftin's Home
Curtis snaps a photo of the family before the Thanksgiving meal
Philip & Leslie - Beth & Brad with Savanna
The tables and bar were festively set with Thanksgiving decorations
Enjoying the meal together
Carolyn and Curtis enjoy some dessert - pumpkin roll
Alexandria playing with Curtis while he tries to get some photos of her



Dec 2004 - Studio Photos - Savanna and Alexandria
11 Dec 2004 - Hanukkah - Curtis & Carolyn Loftin's Home

Curtis and Carolyn always included their children and grandchildren in observing the Biblical Festivals whenever possible. Hanukkah, Passover, Sukkot and Purim have all been a part of the Loftin family ever since the mid-1980s.

Nonni lights Hanukkah candles and says the blessings while everyone watches
Savanna and Alexandria even get to open a Hanukkah present from Poppi & Nonni
There was even a little something for Poppi & Nonni unexpectedly from each other
To Learn more about the festival of Hanukkah - CLICK HERE
25 Dec 2004 - Christmas Day - Curtis & Carolyn Loftin's Home
Carolyn and Curtis prepared a wonderful Christmas meal for the family
The table and entire house was decorated festively
The Loftin & Seese Families
(Left to Right) Leslie, Philip, Savanna, Brad, Alexandria, Beth, Simcha, Carolyn, Curtis
Poppi Curtis & Nonni Carolyn
The family starts opening Christmas presents after lunch
The girls always get clothes from Poppi & Nonni - usually pretty church dresses


Savanna and Alexandria got some fun stuff from Uncle Philip and Aunt Leslie
as well as inscribed Piggy-Banks and some money to go into it, too
There were presents for Brad, Leslie, Curtis & Carolyn
Beth and Brad
Philip and Leslie
We made it a little more difficult for Beth and Philip. Carolyn and Curtis always loved doing things a little differently, so for 2004, Beth and Philip had to go on a treasure hunt to find their Christmas presents.


As Beth reads the first clue with a smile, she realizes she's gonna have to do a little work
Nonni's written clues didn't make it easy - but they did make it fun
Looking in a vase, under an elephant statue, or even in a DVD, the clues led her on and on
On and on to the last clue ...
... and finally the money - hidden in a DVD
Just like Beth, Philip smiles as he reads the first clue
Brad takes photos while Curtis does a video of the treasure hunt


In a DVD case, a photo album and under the leopard
Finally to the Batman DVD - one of Philip's favorites when he was younger
Savanna and Alexandria
Great-Granny Willie Loftin
30 Dec 2004 - Car Accident
Beth, Savanna and Alexandria were in a car accident on 30 Dec 2004 when another car hit them. Of the three, Beth was the one with the most severe bruises and cuts. Fortunately, none of them were seriously hurt.  Thank the LORD!
Brad attributed the lack of serious injuries to the sturdiness of their Volvo Wagon
Beth's injuries to her lip, cheek and eye were more than likely from the steering wheel because the
airbag did not deploy.  Savanna and Alexandria's injuries were caused by their seatbelts.
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Savanna, You were the "first" - the first granddaughter - and I was (and still am) so proud of you.  Spending time with you always bring joy and happiness into my life.  You have no idea just how special you are.  May you always follow the LORD and seek His direction for every choice in your life.  May you always have a close and personal relationship with Yeshua/Jesus - He's the only true source of joy and happiness.  I love you and always will.  Poppi