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Merry Christmas
     2008
Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008.


This time last year,
 Christmas 2007,
 Araminta was 11 weeks
 old.



A lot ...
Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008.


Araminta is now walking
  (running too!); talking
  (dad, cat, zebra – but
 ...
Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008.


In April, Araminta
  went on her first
  camping trip – to
  the Karoo Natio...
Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008.


In December we
 travelled to
 Ceres for a
 break – and to
 pick some
 Cherri...
Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008.


Of course, 2008 saw the celebration
 of Araminta's first birthday.
Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008.


October saw Ruth fly to San
 Francisco on a business trip
 with her new job ...
Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008.


A few weeks later Jeff flew
 to Chicago to attend
 meetings of the American
...
Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008.


In October Jeff managed
 to go on his first pelagic
 trip. It was amazing!
Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008.


Ruth managed to write off
 another car after an
 altercation with a dump
 tr...
Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008.


We have managed to find a little
  time to escape work & visit some
  scenic...
Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008.


Some of the local
  flora.
Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008.


and fauna:
Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008.


Jeff managed to see 33 new
 birds this year, including
 Ground Woodpecker, P...
Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008.


Ruth managed to find a little
  time to pursue her creative
  muse—having mo...
Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008.
Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008.




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  1. 1. Merry Christmas 2008
  2. 2. Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008. This time last year, Christmas 2007, Araminta was 11 weeks old. A lot has changed since then....
  3. 3. Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008. Araminta is now walking (running too!); talking (dad, cat, zebra – but not mummy to Ruth's annoyance!); eating solids (feeding herself with her hands); and learning all about the world.
  4. 4. Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008. In April, Araminta went on her first camping trip – to the Karoo National Park.
  5. 5. Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008. In December we travelled to Ceres for a break – and to pick some Cherries. We discovered that Araminta LOVES
  6. 6. Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008. Of course, 2008 saw the celebration of Araminta's first birthday.
  7. 7. Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008. October saw Ruth fly to San Francisco on a business trip with her new job with Synthasite.
  8. 8. Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008. A few weeks later Jeff flew to Chicago to attend meetings of the American Academy of Religion and then to Oshawa in Canada to present a paper at a symposium on conscientious objection. He saw a few birds & got to drive on the
  9. 9. Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008. In October Jeff managed to go on his first pelagic trip. It was amazing!
  10. 10. Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008. Ruth managed to write off another car after an altercation with a dump truck! We are grateful that no-one was injured. We now drive a VW Jetta. (Fingers crossed....)
  11. 11. Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008. We have managed to find a little time to escape work & visit some scenic spots.
  12. 12. Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008. Some of the local flora.
  13. 13. Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008. and fauna:
  14. 14. Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008. Jeff managed to see 33 new birds this year, including Ground Woodpecker, Protea Seedeater, Yellow-bellied Eromela, Layard's Tit- babbler, Grey-winged Francolin, Wandering Albatross, Black-bellied Storm Petrel, and Yellow
  15. 15. Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008. Ruth managed to find a little time to pursue her creative muse—having most recently taken up spinning.
  16. 16. Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008.
  17. 17. Jeff, Ruth, & Araminta – South Africa 2008. Merry Christmas 2008
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