I can hold my own in a conversation but more often than not, I'd rather listen and observe. Change the language to Spanish and my claim is even truer. I consider myself fluent but I'm not the most confident speaker. However nothing brings me more joy than reuniting with my father's side and watching them interact. There are always stories to be told and scenes to act out. I may not always understand the back story but it is enough to see my family laugh until they cry, as my Uncle's are often able to do. These photos are from the first night we arrived at my Abuelita's for our first Christmas visit since 2008.