Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Even though I ended up not voting for Barack Obama, I was happy when he won and I'm optimistic for some of the much-needed changes and fixes that I hope he'll bring to our great country. Since today is Inauguration Day, I'm posting some of my favorite photos of the Obamas that I've had scattered around on my desktop for the past few months. I think his daughters are the cutest, and overall I love Michelle Obama's taste in clothes. I think she'll be a fun First Lady to watch. And although I don't love everything about Obama's politics, I still like him and have a great deal of respect for him, and I want him to succeed.

Laugh if you want, but I totally took pictures of the TV on Election Night of Obama giving his acceptance speech in Chicago. It was a historic occasion, the U.S. having elected its first black president, and I imagined I was there in the audience snapping pictures instead of watching from the comfort of my couch in Connecticut.

I liked how the family coordinated their clothes in red and black that night. I thought Michelle's dress was a little weird, but Sasha and Malia's dresses were perfect!

From everything I've seen, he looks like he's a wonderful father to his girls. That is a good indication of a man's character.

Voting on Election Day
I love how close these two seem. I think they set a good example of a unified marriage for the country and for the world. (I hope the super-stressful job of being President doesn't put too much strain on their relationship in the years to come.)

CUTE DRESS! I want it!
(It's always nice to end on a fashionable note, isn't it?)

And so today begins the Obama years. I hope and pray that they will be good ones. Now possibly more than ever, we need them to be good ones.


Kristina P. said...

I didn't vote for either McCain or Obama, but I actually like both of them. It's an exciting day.

Laura said...

I so am with you on this post. Didn't vote for him, but also want him to succeed, and his daughters really couldn't be any cuter. THey are so fun to watch, and they are a really cute family!!!! Love all the pics. Great for today!

dougandcheryl said...

I agree. I think its really nice that they talk about the plan to still have their daughters clean up after themselves, etc even after living in the white house. They seem like a really close family and I do like that a lot.
Today was a very historical day and I hope we will see some really good years with this family.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Today just felt historic, didn't it? It was amazing to watch it all today.

Great collection of pictures!

Donna said...

I wasn't crazy about Michelle's dress that she wore for the Inaugural Balls last night. She looked good, but I thought the dress looked like it had a bunch of pom-poms or tissue balls hanging off of it. I think she could have chosen a much better dress than that. But most people seemed to like it, so I think I'm in the minority.

Sarah Laurence said...

I love reading a post and comments by people who didn't vote for Obama but still are happy to see him office. That's the spirit that gives me hope more than anything.

I'm enjoying Michelle's style and how she blends high fashion with J. Crew. She seems real. I agree that Obama looks to be a wonderful dad.

Fun photos!

Anonymous said...

It was definitely a historic day!!!!!

A New England Life said...

What a day indeed! I have to say, I had tears in my eyes after he took the oath of office and was announced as the 44th President of the United States. I just knew it was a true historical moment that we could be proud of.

They are a wonderful family and he strikes me as a very confident, well rounded, loving man. If only his grandmother were here to see this day.