122 Responses to “The First Family: Home Sweet Home”


  1. January 3, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Gorgeous family! Yaaaaay!

  2. January 3, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Is Malia taller than her dad now?

    The kids have grown up right in front of our eyes. Poised and full of grace!!

    • January 3, 2016 at 7:46 pm

      That was my thought, africa; the girls are always so poised. They give you the feeling that they’ll be able to handle anything life throws at them.

      • January 3, 2016 at 8:29 pm

        Hey Mary, how is your beloved Sophie doing?

        • January 3, 2016 at 8:33 pm

          Thank you for asking, Chips. Yesterday, I spent all day lying on my bed with her. She’s not better, exactly, but she seems calmer. I did get a little water into her today. Basically, she is just waiting. As my friend said, she’s not afraid and that makes me calmer too. I still can’t quite wrap my mind around not having her around. I’ll be calling my vet tomorrow to make final decisions. I’m just glad she held on through the weekend without suffering. We’ve had lots of cuddles. I can’t that you and TOD enough for giving me a little space to grieve.

    • 14 nathkatun7
      January 3, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      ” The kids have grown upright in front of our eyes. Poised and full of grace.”

      Yes they have, Africatimes2! I just can’t get over the fact that Malia, who was 10 years-old when her father took the oath to be the 44 th President of the United States, will soon be graduating from high school.

  3. 15 jacquelineoboomer
    January 3, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Thank you, Nerdy, for these treasures! And Happy Day Three of 2016, TODville!

  4. January 3, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Beautiful. Always glad when he and they come safely back home.🙂

  5. January 3, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    they look so relaxed.
    love our First Family

  6. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    January 3, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    I know I shouldn’t laugh, but at least I can point out that this is probably a spot-on depiction of “the girlfriends.”

  7. 23 globalcitizenlinda
    January 3, 2016 at 8:05 pm

  8. 25 Nena20409
    January 3, 2016 at 8:09 pm

  9. 27 isonprize
    January 3, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Can I just say that I LOVE the way the First Family’s outfits always match without being all “matchy matchy” Just style personified!!

    I LOVE MY PRESIDENT and HIS FAMILY!!!

  10. 29 Nena20409
    January 3, 2016 at 8:10 pm

  11. 30 Nena20409
    January 3, 2016 at 8:11 pm

  12. 31 Nena20409
    January 3, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    GE TOD.
    Congrats AfricaX2 on your Gold⭐
    Also, Au⭐ for Chips too.

  13. 32 Nena20409
    January 3, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Great Photos, NW. Thank you.
    It looks like POTUS has a different type of sun-shades😎

  14. 35 MadameSoph
    January 3, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Happy New Year Nerdy!

    O.k., for all of you Downton Abbey fans out there; this is what they would sound like with American accents:

  15. January 3, 2016 at 8:22 pm

  16. 45 globalcitizenlinda
    January 3, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    saw a tweet which claimed an incident in which an open carry dude was recently shot (not fatally) by another open carry dude because he wanted to rob him of his “better gun” ….. I take the fifth on how I reacted to this

  17. 47 GGail
    January 3, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    WooooWeeeee, I’m back from viewing the Parade floats and boy am I tired! It was a lovely afternoon to walk the vast area where the floats were stationed with our lovely JoJo. We took tons of pictures, I hope she will be able to post a few, if not tonight, then tomorrow for sure. We even have pictures of us as the Rose Queen😀

  18. 52 Nena20409
    January 3, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    On Sports; privilege, overblown and entitled, much?

    • 53 MadameSoph
      January 3, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      This isn’t the first time this has happened. I have suspected for awhile that he may be an alcoholic. I hope this causes him to get help for his problem (overblown and entitled thing aside).

      • 54 sallyinmi
        January 3, 2016 at 9:20 pm

        He GOT help in the off-season, not that it stuck. And he spent this weekend in las Vegas, as he is recovering from a mild concussion so wasn’t going to be playing today..nice way to support your teammates, Manziel. I hope he is cut and no one wants him. He has never matured…this is why an underclassman should never win a Heisman. Make them stay in school and grow up.

    • 55 Sandy1110
      January 4, 2016 at 12:41 am

      True. So the story is that he shows up to practice drunk and misses a concussion protocol check-in because he wants out of Cleveland and wants to play for Dallas?

      Dallas would be stupid to sign him after the chances Cleveland has given him.

  19. 56 amk for obama
    January 3, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    so, kenyan impeached yet?

  20. 68 amk for obama
    January 3, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    • 69 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      January 3, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      I KNOW ONE YOU COULD START WITH…HE’S DOWNSTAIRS! DEPORT HIM AND DON’T LET HIM BACK IN!…..

  21. 70 Nena20409
    January 3, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    #YallQaeda. #VanillaISIS. #DaeshBags. #YeeHawdists.
    People are so creative with their Tweets.

  22. 72 amk for obama
    January 3, 2016 at 8:38 pm

  23. 75 amk for obama
    January 3, 2016 at 8:39 pm

  24. 76 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 3, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    THIS HAS TO BE SUCH A TOTAL LET DOWN MARCHING ACROSS THE WH LAWN…RETURNING FROM PARADISE…HOPE BO AND SUNNY LEFT THE PUNDITS AN OPINION ON THE LAWN!

  25. 77 Roberta in MN
    January 3, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Desertflower, I finally got my decorations all packed up and now sometime this week I will take the containers back to storage. The house is so Blaaa now.
    And I am sore. it’s early, but I am ready for the sack. Busy day tomorrow.
    Thanks for the pictures of our First Family coming home. They all look so rested and the girls go back to school tomorrow. I really hurt for our POTUS to come back to DC with all the crap going on right now. (((hugs to him, his family and all of TOD. GN

    • 78 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      January 3, 2016 at 8:54 pm

      THERE IS A BETTER WORD FOR CRAP!…….BUCKET THOSE PEOPLE WHO CONTINUE TO HAVE A HOLE IN THEIR BUCKETS AND THEIR HEADS IN THE BUCKET…BUNDY BUCKET HEADS…EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM!

  26. 79 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 3, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    MY OTHER HOUSE OCCUPANT IS SITTING DOWN IN THE BASEMENT IN THE DARK…I FEEL LIKE I AM ABOUT TO ENTER THEE TWILIGHT ZONE!…WHAT A CLUSTER MUCK!

  27. 80 Obama Grandmama
    January 3, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    I have a cousin who worked as a teacher in Burns, Oregon for most of his many years of teaching. He has been retired for a short time, but is very familiar with what is going on there. I asked him about the situation there today and he said that most of the protesters were from militia groups from ID, MT, and the Bundy group from CO. He retold the story we have heard, but the part I had not heard was many of the armed protesters were going to the homes of the locals knocking on their doors and intimidating them to try to get them to take their side. Those there are scared and the building occupation will affect their tourism income.

    • 81 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      January 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      THE STATS FROM SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER ARE HUGE…OUR NATION IS FILLED WITH RAMBO WANNABEES WHO ARE MORE THAN HAPPY TO SPIT ON CHILDREN CROSSING A BORDER OR SOMEBODY’S GRANDMA USING FOOD STAMPS. THESE ARE DANGEROUS EGO MANIACS WHO CAN MAKE ADOLPH LOOK LIKE A SAINT!

    • January 3, 2016 at 10:24 pm

      Burns used to be a mill town. But their primary income now is the jobs the Malheur Refuge provides or Forest Service jobs, and the tourists and recreationists who come there.

    • 83 arapaho415
      January 4, 2016 at 12:20 am

      GE OG.

      Based on what I’ve read and heard about #OregonUnderAttack, the best source of news is local.

      IMHO, elite national news doesn’t scratch beneath the surface of events — those occupying the wildlife refuge are doing so because they believe that “‘This refuge, from its very inception has been a tool of tyranny,’ said [Ammon] Bundy. He believes the federal government overstepped its constitutional bounds in its original purchase of the land back in 1908.”

      It’s basically the Western Land Wars of one hundred (plus) years ago taking place in 2016. This time around it’s Mormon fundamentalists vs. the federal government “land grab.”

  28. 85 amk for obama
    January 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm

  29. 86 Nena20409
    January 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    But, but, but……not quite…..One, just One more thing?
    Yup, the always moving the Goal-post thing for,……..Yup!

  30. 87 Nerdy Wonka
    January 3, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Downton Abbey is BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!!!

  31. 90 MadameSoph
    January 3, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    OMG! I had to work today and taped the Seahawks game, fully expecting they wouldn’t beat the Cardinals and I would end up deleting it, not wanting to watch my hawks lose.

    The score ended up being 36 to 6 Seahawks! Yay! I’m having a great TV night tonight🙂

    (apologies to any TODers who are Cardinal fans but, hey, you’ve had a great season so give me this🙂 )

  32. 92 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 3, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    HAVE A BLESSED NIGHT EVERYONE..I’M GOING TO PLANT MYSELF IN FRONT OF THE FLATSCREEN WITH A CAN OF RAID!…ADIOS!

  33. 93 Nena20409
    January 3, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    I just saw a tweet over at Jeff Obama’s TL and really folks……it is like that Newt’s mankini’s, but with a hateful twist. The small peewee is wearing a Confederate bikini set carrying a gun with tattoos and beard before a mirror for selfie portrait.
    I don’t want to post here. It might offend some. It looks like the guy has a lot of “things” going on. twisted.

  34. January 3, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    • 97 GGail
      January 3, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      They all were just babies❤ (Mom & Dad included)

    • 98 arapaho415
      January 4, 2016 at 1:07 am

      🙂

    • 99 CEB
      January 4, 2016 at 7:23 am

      This was the victory that made many A-A believe that he could be a viable candidate. I was firmly onboard after this and rallied the rest of my family and friends to vote for him (well, all except my mother who was of the generation that saw so much racial hatrred that she could not believe that a young Black man, especially one that was new to the scene could win) during the Florida primary.

  35. 100 MightyPamela
    January 3, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    ❤ +❤ +❤ +❤ = Obama Family!🐻 is so proud and happy!❤

  36. 101 amk for obama
    January 3, 2016 at 9:55 pm

  37. 102 amk for obama
    January 3, 2016 at 10:16 pm

  38. 103 amk for obama
    January 3, 2016 at 10:17 pm

  39. 104 amk for obama
    January 3, 2016 at 10:17 pm

  40. 106 amk for obama
    January 3, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    egg.sack.lee. stupid dog.

  41. January 3, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    I’ve been driving through Burns since I was a child (with my family). And been to the Malheur Refuge as an adult, where we camped, and toured the refuge and drove to the top of the Steens Mountains (now a national monument). What is surprising, but shouldn’t be, to me in this narrative so far is that Burns has a Paiute Indian reservation, with headquarters right there in town. They are totally ignored in the reporting thus far and their views on this episode.

    • 108 globalcitizenlinda
      January 3, 2016 at 11:11 pm

      a the lives of a lot of local people are being disrupted by these extremists (many of them you and others quote to be coming from other locations);

      this is totally unfair to the locals and should be unacceptable on so many levels

    • 109 arapaho415
      January 4, 2016 at 12:50 am

      GE BillR.

      See my response to ObamaGrandma upthread.

      It’s basically the Western Land Wars of 100 (plus) years ago in 2016, but MSM is so east coast-centric that they have no idea about how land ownership is perceived in the sparsely populated areas of the western US.

      The article begins:
      “Some of the same armed ‘militia’ involved in the Cliven Bundy affair in Nevada have occupied federal land in Oregon formerly reserved for the Northern Paiute. Ironically, the ‘legal’ basis for starting a fight with the federal government is that sovereignty ‘really’ belongs to Oregon rather than the Paiutes, who have seen their federal trust land shrink from over one and a half million acres to a tiny remnant of 760 acres in Burns, Oregon, where this current armed standoff began.”

  42. 110 MightyPamela
    January 3, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Most visible meteor showers: 4 January 2016, Quadrantids at 25 meteors/hr. (*”most visible” are those occurring within 6 days of a New Moon. Hourly rates are for a rural, moonless sky)

  43. 111 amk for obama
    January 3, 2016 at 11:56 pm

  44. 112 amk for obama
    January 3, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    • 113 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      January 4, 2016 at 7:44 am

      WHITE CHRISTIAN TERRORISTS INDEED…GOOD MORNING EVERYONE…STILL SLEEPY..GOING BACK TO TRY AGAIN…BBL…….

  45. 114 amk for obama
    January 3, 2016 at 11:59 pm

  46. 115 Obama Grandmama
    January 4, 2016 at 1:40 am

    The week on TV is bright for me starting with tonight’s start of the sixth and final season of Downton Abbey. Then tomorrow night is the start (wait for it my idiot admission) of the new Bachelor season. Wednesday is the start of the final season of American Idol and yes I have watched all the previous seasons. Thursday CNN is featuring President Obama talking with Anderson Cooper about gun control. Also Project Runway Juniors is on. So much for trying to be a pretentious intellectual. I am a reality tv addict besides needing to know all of PBO’s doings.

  47. 117 amk for obama
    January 4, 2016 at 5:33 am

    • 118 99ts
      January 4, 2016 at 7:31 am

      And they want the govinmint to stay our of your life – unless you are a woman when they want the govinment to legislate you into barefoot and pregnant

  48. 119 globalcitizenlinda
    January 4, 2016 at 7:09 am

    good morning everyone!

    have a fantastic day!


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