consider that my official bumper sticker. i don't think they hand out bumper stickers for student of the month anymore. when we got the notice last week that malia would be receiving an award today, we were kind of in shock. we know that malia is bright, but she has a strong personality, and only does things that she wants to do. and people aren't surprised when i tell them that she often gets in trouble for talking too much in class. one time when i was reminding her to be good in class, her response was, "but it's so hard." i wanted to laugh. she's quite a character, and quite a handful. roel and i were proud to be at that assembly. we hope it's the first of many awards.