70 Responses to “hey, it’s valentine’s eve!”

  1. 1 Fred
    February 13, 2011 at 10:20 am

    get it Mr President 😉 oh and Happy Valentine’s Day First Lady 😉 😆
    😀 😀

    • 2 P
      February 13, 2011 at 1:14 pm

      Happy Valentine’s Day to the President also…poor men are left out on Valentine’s Day i feel so sorry for them but I know Michelle won’t do dat bet yah there is a nice present waiting :)!!

  2. 3 Proud of Obama
    February 13, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Awww. I love them. The PDA is beautiful. In addition to being just plain brilliant, prez knows how to work it in the romance department. Makes me want to go kiss my husband. Think I will.

  3. 5 lexusv
    February 13, 2011 at 11:11 am

    This is beautiful! On a day designated to show a special kinda love these warms my heart and gives me hope. I can see that they truly love one another. I know it is not always perfect for any couple, but this video has warmed my heart and given me HOPE ;o) pun intended LOLOLOL

  4. 6 ballerina
    February 13, 2011 at 11:55 am

    love it
    michelle doing the “don’t touch my butt” move when they were going into airforce1

    • 7 Kelly
      February 13, 2011 at 3:01 pm

      ikr…I can’t believe POTUS being so frisky in public, especially boarding AF1. I actually blushed, *teehee* I love it.

      • February 13, 2011 at 3:04 pm

        Naaa, i remember that, It was very windy when that went on the plane, and he was worried that he dress would fly and reveal a bit too much. That’s him being the classic himself. Always thoughtful. Especially when it comes to Michelle.

        • 9 NewCenturyWoman
          February 13, 2011 at 5:42 pm

          Maybe you’re right, BWD. It does get quite windy walking up those steep steps leading to AF1, and I’ve seen pictures where her dress did go up a little bit higher than that. But just in case the Prez wasn’t being his usual classy self (by trying to help Michelle stay intact), I think it’s okay. He touches her in interesting places quite a bit in public when he thinks no one is watching–sometimes the two of them seem to be in their own private world, and they just don’t seem to give a darn what others think. But the intimacy is always done endearingly and with class.

  5. 10 vitaminlover
    February 13, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    This brings happy tears to my eyes.

    • 11 Sandra McGarvey
      February 13, 2011 at 5:17 pm

      Me too vitaminlover, the love and tenderness between Barack and Michelle never fails to move me. They are beautiful, I just adore the pair of them.

  6. 12 Sally
    February 13, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day to u all 🙂

  7. 13 DoNoHarm
    February 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    And to you Chipsticks, a loving Happy Valentine Day to you. You have brought such happiness with this site.

  8. 15 obamalia
    February 13, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    awwwwww – happy tears here too!!!

  9. 16 pinkbunny
    February 13, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I loved this video!! The genuine love and caring between this amazing couple just brings tears to my eyes, and makes me wonder if I will ever be able to find a love like theirs…

    • 17 Hachikō
      February 14, 2011 at 11:01 am

      We will, pinkbunny, we will. I say we cuz we’re in the same boat. 😦 My marriage ended in December 07, even though I didn’t get divorced until February 2009. So essentially I’ve been alone for 3 years now. THose 3 years have been like a roller coaster ride, so I haven’t had much time to sit and think about it, but sometimes I do wish I had a shoulder to lean on. At those times, I give my Tucker a hug and kiss, and I feel fine.

      You’re so beautiful – inside and out – it will surely happen for you. And when it does, it’ll be magnificent. 🙂


  10. 19 Andogriff
    February 13, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Such joy! What a beautiful couple, thanks chipsticks!

  11. February 13, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    When I worry about all the ^%$# the President has to deal with, I am always comforted by the love and support he receives from Michelle and the girls. I have a feeling they will have a special Valentines day.

    Now for my slightly related link – MomsRising.org has a suggestion that we send congress Valentines about supporting Health Care and early education, works for me.


    Happy V Day eve – virtual hugs

  12. 22 VC prezOfan2
    February 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    A truly lovely couple! Wishing them God’s continued blessings!

    Blessings also, on all other love relationships represented in this TOD family!

    But, but, but, Chipsticks, if you extend Valentine’s Day to a ‘valentine’s eve’ celebration you are going to make it 24 hours harder for some of us solitary souls!!! 😦

    • 23 Sue in Minnesota
      February 13, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      Make sure to show yourself some love on Valentines Day, and everyday.

      “You yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

      Happy Valentines Day….to all those who choose love, especially when it is a difficult or painful choice.

      • 24 FiredUpInCA
        February 13, 2011 at 8:07 pm

        Make sure to show yourself some love on Valentines Day, and everyday.

        “You yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

        Happy Valentines Day….to all those who choose love, especially when it is a difficult or painful choice.

        Perfect comment. Thanks for this Sue in Minnesota.

  13. 25 Anar
    February 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    That part with “don’t touch my butt” is priceless. With all the sweet PDA they are probably still holding a lot back because of the cameras!:))

    I love seeing them together and how he looks at her.

  14. 26 sly
    February 13, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Lovely Chipsticks!! wishing u and all the wonderful people who visit this blog a very happy valentines day 🙂

  15. 27 Sonjia Duncan
    February 13, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    When you see the two of them as a couple they change into two different people. They light up and giggle and you can tell they really want to touch each other and it makes you smile. They make me remember every warm and loving experience I ever had in my whole lifetime.

  16. 28 CTGirl
    February 13, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!!

  17. 29 Kelly
    February 13, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    tbh I ❤ these people. I hope they have a great Vtines day. *my obligatory wish, make another baby pleeeeeeeeeeeease*

  18. 30 me4obama
    February 13, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    chipsticks after watching this video i really don’t have the right word to describe you.

    • February 13, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      Me4Obama, Let’s try…caring, strong, takes no prisoners, dedicated, thoughtful, concerned, wants to see the better side of people, and does all this hard work for the Obama Family friends.

  19. 32 Me4obama
    February 13, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Graciouslady i agree with all the above and a lot more. Thanks chipsticks for this wonderful blog.

  20. 33 Ann_T
    February 13, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I’m usually on sites checking to see what Mrs.O is wearing. But in the picture above, POTUS is SO hot! 😀 😛 LOL He looks like he is glowing. They are an amazing couple. Love to see our first couple like this. 🙂

  21. 34 Ann_T
    February 13, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Happy Valentines Day to everyone!

  22. February 13, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Don’t you just love the way he takes his jacket off.

    Is it me or is it hot in here 🙂

  23. 37 A.L.Zymers
    February 13, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Thank you for the video, Chips! And for that almost magical photo at the top.

    When I observe the beauty of their affection for one another, it becomes clear to me that such great and tender love comes from SELF-respect. President Obama and Mrs Obama have been brought up to respect themselves, and to do things that build their self-esteem. They have both been taught–as we heard when Mrs. Robinson discussed her daughter’s early life, and when the President talks about his mother’s insistence that he learn to walk in others’ shoes–that growing love means giving it away. And so they are free of negative self-involvement; instead of guilt they’ve accepted responsibility, instead of self-condemnation and paralyzing fear, they practice self-correction and honest engagement. They behave as excellent models of adulthood, sanity–and by their capacity for other-centeredness, they make people like me want to climb out of our smallnesses and reach for our higher selves. And as we emulate them in challenging ourselves to be better, we make the world better. It’s all very Zen, very Golden-Rulee, very Valentine’s Dayish and makes one want to smile and weep quietly.

  24. February 13, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Here’s some interesting reading:

    Michelle Obama: Laughter’s Good For Marriage

    Here’s Michelle Obama’s advice for couples this Valentine’s Day: laugh with your partner.

    She says it’s what she and President Barack Obama do, and it seems to be working. Their marriage, although tested throughout the years by his political ambitions — for the Illinois Senate, the U.S. Senate and later president — is going on 19 years.

    “I think a lot of laughing,” the first lady said at a White House luncheon with reporters who asked about the Obamas’ union. “I think in our house we don’t take ourselves too seriously, and laughter is the best form of unity, I think, in a marriage.

    “So we still find ways to have fun together, and a lot of it is private and personal. But we keep each other smiling and that’s good,” she added.

    It also helps that Obama is “very romantic.”

    “He remembers dates, birthdays,” Mrs. Obama said last week on “Live! With Regis and Kelly. “He doesn’t forget a thing, even when I think he is. . I’ll have a little attitude. I give him a little attitude, but he always comes through.”

    “Got to keep the romance alive, even in the White House,” she said.

    As for Valentine’s Day on Monday, the first lady said her husband would do right by giving her jewelry.

    “You can’t go wrong,” she said.

    But Mrs. Obama also said they don’t fuss too much over the day that’s about celebrating love and affection between couples.

    Last year, the Obamas spent Valentine’s Day at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland.

    In 2009, their first year in the White House, they went home to Chicago and enjoyed a quiet dinner at Table 52, a traditional Southern restaurant owned by Art Smith, the former chef of Obama pal Oprah Winfrey.

    How will they celebrate this year? Stay tuned.

    “We don’t make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day because my birthday was the 17th (of January),” she told Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. She noted, too, that Christmas was just a few weeks before that.

    “So by Feb. 14, we’re kind of tired,” Mrs. Obama said.

    For her 47th birthday last month, the Obamas dined at The Source, celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant at the Newseum in Washington.

  25. 42 EDP4BHO
    February 13, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Boy, do I wish I had someone look at me that way. I will be alone on Valentine’s day, but I’m very much okay with it. I have not been as fortunate as some of you to find a true love, but I do wish all of you a joyous day tomorrow and onward. To be frank, after PBO, it’s made it hard for me to be attracted to anyone I’ve run into. He has definitely raised the bar for so many men. And I so love what A.L.ZYMERS wrote…..just beautiful and so true. The Obamas are THE role models of this stage in our lives. I so wish Stanley Ann Durham could lived to see her beautiful son in all his splendidness, and that Mr. Robinson could’ve seen his baby girl defining feminine beauty on the world stage. I also wish my parents could’ve witnessed our blessing of having them as the First Family. Praise God.

    • 43 Dorothy Rissman
      February 13, 2011 at 7:47 pm

      Oh EDP what a wonderful thought about Stanley Ann being here to see what her incredible son has become. She was an usual woman. Wonder lust and the need to help drove her life.

      I also want to say, I have found true love but it was not easy. MY wish is that you find that special person who will truly love you. Maybe it is a positive thing that you now set your standard higher. It is not worth it if it just means being with someone. Your partner has to acknowledge you as an individual, and that person must let you know how special you are. hugs. dr

      • 44 EDP4BHO
        February 14, 2011 at 9:54 am

        Thanks so much, DR, for your sentiment. You are lucky to have found your life partner. No,it’s not easy, but when I said I’m okay with my situation, most people don’t understand, but I’ve been a loner most of my life when it comes to romance, so I am more than okay. My true attraction is to travel- something I’ve always dreamed I would do in my life. Also, any man who would become involved with me would have to be able to support me in the form of a plane ticket…:-D

    • February 14, 2011 at 10:02 am

      I too will be alone for Valentines Day and true love has escaped me as well. However, I was blessed with three wonderful sons and through them, I have been fulfilled. I am so proud of our President and First Lady and because of them, couples have something to aspire to.

  26. 46 Dorothy Rissman
    February 13, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    OMG! The first photo is gorgeous. I have to admit the president has a certain look in his eyes that suggests they are going to be having a very good time. teehee.

  27. 47 louc1
    February 13, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    They are one gorgeous couple!!! As has been said – the way he looks at her – it gives me goosebumps and makes me have the silliest grin! I love the way they love each other – its better than watching any romantic movie because it is sooooo real. When all is said and done in 2016/2017 – I can’t wait for the books and the movies about these two!

    • 48 Dorothy Rissman
      February 13, 2011 at 7:49 pm

      Oh, that will be fun. Who do you think should play Barack and Michelle? I actually think about this often.

      • 49 Janelle
        February 13, 2011 at 8:59 pm

        I say Regina King (from TNT’s Southland and Jerry Mcguire) for the First Lady. She doesn’t have the height, but she’s a great actress and has the face, cheekbones and the body. Regina has arms to die for like Mrs. O. I saw a recent writeup on her in Oprah’s latest magazine and when I saw the photo, I was like whoa…she really favored Michelle. Oh, and I do think Will Smith could play the President well.

        • 50 Dorothy Rissman
          February 13, 2011 at 9:47 pm

          This is interesting, because I have always assumed that Will would be the one, but I am still undecided. For that our First Lady, that makes sense to me.

          • 51 Theo67
            February 14, 2011 at 1:12 am

            I think Sinaa Lathan would make an excellent Michelle Obama. I have never liked Regina King as an actress – she’s too aggressive. Can’t think of who would make a good Barack Obama – the original is a one in a million.

      • February 13, 2011 at 9:07 pm

        Harry Lennox as President Obama.

        Tasha Williams, or Aisha Tyler as Michelle Obama.

        • 53 Dorothy Rissman
          February 13, 2011 at 9:50 pm

          I do not know Harry Lennox. I will look into it. Thanks for the suggestion. It is an interesting issue, isn’t it? We want to make sure the people that them are as unique and special as the Obamas.

      • 54 louc1
        February 13, 2011 at 11:41 pm

        Harry Lennix, Hill Harper, or Will Smith and even though he looks nothing like him Idris Elba would be good for our President
        Regina King, Gabrielle Union, Sanaa Lathan, or Kimberly Elise for our First Lady

      • 55 danadevin74
        February 14, 2011 at 7:42 am

        I think actor Harry Lennix and actress Tonya Pinkins would be perfect for the parts
        Harry Lennix has already played a president in Little Britian U.S.A.

  28. 56 meta
    February 13, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    When I first saw that top photo a while back, my first thought was that there is no purer look of love between the first couple. I so admire his open gestures to the First Lady. They have a phenomenal love and they are a couple who are ideal role models for the true spirit of love.

  29. 58 NewCenturyWoman
    February 13, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    While the first picture above is amazing, I think my absolute favorite picture of them is the one where they are holding hands while leaning against a rail when they were vacationing in the gulf area not too long after that big BP oil spill/disaster. You don’t see their faces, just their hands touching– ever so gently. I can’t locate the picture right now but as I recall, it is something about the way her index finger strokes his hand and the way his thumb grips her finger that just gives me chills. They are the only two people I have ever known who can passionately “love” each other in broad day-light and not offend anyone. Just beautiful.

    • February 13, 2011 at 10:41 pm

      Ah, NewCenturyWoman, that’s my most loved photo too – and, to my shame, I completely forgot about it for this post. Just added it, thanks to you – most beautiful photo ever!

      • 60 Joy (Barbados)
        February 13, 2011 at 11:01 pm

        Guess what? That picture is my desk top. It just speaks volumes.

        • 61 Hachikō
          February 14, 2011 at 11:07 am

          I loved it so much, I ordered an 8 X 10 copy of it off Flikr when it first came out. Can’t wait to unpack my stuff and put it out. They say a picture says a thousand words, well this one certainly does.

    • 62 Sue in Minnesota
      February 13, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      It’s hard to have a favorite, but the photo you mention is also one of my all time favorites. It not only speaks volumes about their love for each other but it always reminds me of the quote, “Hands that serve are holier than lips that pray.” – Sathya Sai Baba (I think)

  30. 63 Tracy Thompson
    February 13, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Thanks for the great video and great website. Our POTUS and FLOTUS walk the talk: strong family, much love, gratitude for their blessings of each other, family, friends, and the opportunity to serve.
    For nostalgia, Chipsticks, can you repost “Hey!” for Valentine’s Day (my favorite).

  31. February 13, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I do think that they are a great looking couple. They compliment each other so well. The pictures are marvelous.

  32. February 13, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    This video is also one of my favorites:

    And also the “god damn you’re beautiful” video of the obamas which I know you have Chipsticks.

  33. February 14, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I wonder if the Obamas’ obvious love and respect for one another might cause a new wave of solid marriages in this country. Solid and loving. That wonderful look the president is giving Michelle is so perfect for everyone — men as well as women and children.

    My kids now have grownup kids themselves, the older kids that is, but I sent that picture of Obama’s looking at Michelle to all of them for Valentine’s day. They all love Obama and admire Michelle for her beauty and wonderful nature. I just printed one out for my husband, too. That look! Goodness. His dark eyes help.

    And to those who are alone, you will find someone to love you. It happens. It happened to me and we’ve been married a year and a half short of fifty years now. Of course, I’ve lived longer than I ever dreamed I would, having lost my own parents in their forties.

    Enjoy Valentine’s Day with your kids, your cats and dogs, horses and all, your home, your job, your gardens, be happy that you have much to love.

    • 68 EDP4BHO
      February 14, 2011 at 8:13 pm

      Joan, I so love your sense of humor, with a healthy dose of the truth…LOL. I too just love that pic of PBO looking at his wife. It’s actually startling, for those of us who are true romantics. Makes me blush, it’s so sincere. I too would love for this couple to have a positive effect on today’s marriages. Lord knows that institution could use a rescue. People first have to respect one another, and you can see President Obama really, really respects his wife, and women in general. Maybe this is why some men call him weak….I call it profound strength..to be vulnerable to the one thing that can destroy a person if unrequited, and that is true love. The Obamas inspire me in so many ways.

  34. 69 MeaBloom
    February 15, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Aww,, I love this. In fact I love anything thats features the first couple. My favorite part of the above video is 2:25. I have never seen that before and I thought is was super cute.

    • 70 NewCenturyWoman
      February 15, 2011 at 1:57 pm

      Mea,that little scene at 2:25 is something special, isn’t it? I believe it was taken from a YouTube video made last summer when the Obamas went on a family outing one night. The scene is special because it shows either one or two things (perhaps both)–the couple is just naturally passionate and obviously don’t mind showing the world (in a respectful way, of course) or the President and his lovely first lady have so little personal time together they have to squeeze in moments of intimacy when they can (even if it’s public). I’m a little saddened if the latter is true.

Comments are currently closed.







Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.



RSS Obama White House.gov

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS WH Tumblr

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Steve Benen

  • Joe: There is no post-truth world when it comes to the court system
  • Former Labor Secretary warns of banking dangers and recession possibility
  • Air Mail: George Santos, Boris Johnson, Restoration Hardware and Putin 
  • 'White supremacist genius': GOP resort to anti-semitic, racist attacks to defend Trump prosecution
  • The paradoxical relationship between America and poverty



Blog Stats

  • 43,345,245 hits
February 2011

%d bloggers like this: