As I write this in January, 2015 our family is entering a new stage in our collective life: Andrés (often known as Baba) has become a foreign service officer. We’ll be moving from post to post as the needs of the U.S. Department of State dictate and – we hope – doing our best to enjoy and learn from each stop along the way. There’s nothing official here. I’m in no way representing U.S. policy or the views of the State Department. It’s just one family’s drift through the waters of a new (exciting, maybe sometimes scary, surely challenging) life.