Tomorrow morning I will wake up, pack the last items in my suitcase, and head off on a flight to Miami. I wasn’t expecting to spend the second week of 2012 in Florida, but I am going to join my mother, older sister, and two nieces at my grandmother’s house for an impromptu reunion. While I am excited at the thought of sun and sand, living abroad means that time with family is rare. I can hardly wait to spend time talking with my abuelita, swimming with my nieces, hugging my mom, and laughing with my sister, cousins, and aunt. Farewell to cold Amsterdam for the next week.