Loftin  Setzer    Goble    Johnson


Hair Cut

Feast of Passover
Easter Dresses

7th Birthday Party

Dance Class
Dance Recital
Poppi's Dance Photos
Cook Out at Philip's
Studio Dance Photos

Dress-up at Nonni's

Gardner's Wedding
Sukkot at Poppi's

School Photo
Ali's 5th Birthday

Family Photo
Christmas Decorations

Christmas Day




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Loftin III

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(1675 - 1735)

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Born: 2000, Hickory, NC




March 2007



Hair Cut

Savanna's parents had let her hair grow from the time she was a little girl.  And at 6-years-old it had never been cut - except to trim it.  But in March 2007 Savanna decided that she wanted to have her hair cut and given to "Locks of Love" - an organization that accepts human hair to be used in wigs for children with cancer.
Savanna shows Poppi & Nonni her new haircut

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
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
Beth and Alexandria enjoy their meal

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)
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
Nonni purchased a keyboard but it turned out not to be something she could use
so on 11 April 2007 she gave it to Savanna.
Savanna looks pleased with the gift
Nonni: "Now close your eyes and see if you can still play it."
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."
The adults didn't skate - they just watched
Time to Skate!

Savanna, Alexandria and Karlie are all ready to skate

Savanna and Karlie do pretty good on their skates

Taking a break
It's just better with friends
Time to Eat
Something to drink - and some ice cream - but what do we get to eat?

... and a "High School Musical" cake
The entire group of girls get their photo taken
Time for Presents!
When you're 7 years old - opening the cards and presents is the BEST part of a birthday
Wow!  There's even a "High School Musical" shirt!
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
... and lots of them
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.
The girls in Savanna's class work on their cheerleading dance
Several costume changes
Final dance number with final standing positions
Dance Recital In Lenoir, NC
On 10 May 2007, Savanna & Alexandria had their dance recital in Lenoir, NC.
Savanna was 7 and Ali was 4 at the time.
Savanna and the older girls perform their Jazz/Tap Number
Some creative photography highlights Savanna

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

This Cheerleader Dance Number was a lot of fun for the girls

Savanna adds some personality to her movements
Way - To - Go !
Another Jazz/Tap Number
Some additional creative photography of Savanna's 2nd Jazz/Tap Number
To See All of Alexandria'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.



Jazz/Tap Costume

Ballet Costume


Cheerleader Costume


Jazz Costume
Jazz/Tap Costume
Ballet 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.


To See All of Alexandria's Studio Photos - CLICK HERE

June 2007

Playing Dress-Up
In June of 2007, Savanna got the opportunity to play dress up in Nonni's clothes -
and of course, Poppi was there with his camera to document the event.
Savanna: "Look at all these clothes!!!"
Savanna: "I had to use a couple of clothes-pins to make it fit"
Savanna: "I even have a purse to match this outfit"

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

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


Savanna started her second grade year of public school in the Fall of 2007.

Sweet Savanna

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


Enjoying some pizza and chips



The girls enjoy the swing and goldfish pond - Can you see Savanna?
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 got lots of nice gifts - many that were horse related
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 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
(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
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
Lots of really cool toys and clothes, too


The kids and grandkids got Poppi & Nonni a Kodack Electric Picture Frame
to display all the photos that Poppi takes
To see all the photos of Alexandria from 2007 - CLICK HERE
Check Out All of The Pages For Savanna:
Savanna 2000
Savanna 2001
Savanna 2002
Savanna 2003
Savanna 2004
Savanna 2005
Savanna 2006
Savanna 2007
Savanna 2008
Savanna 2009
Savanna 2010
Savanna 2011
Savanna 2012
Savanna 2013
Savanna 2014
Savanna 2015
Savanna 2016
Savanna 2017
Savanna 2018
Savanna 2019
Savanna 2020
Dance 2003 - 2012
Murray's Mill - 2015


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