Wedding Guests

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their family walk to Valerie Jarrett’s house to attend her daughter Laura Jarrett’s wedding in Chicago

130 Responses to “Wedding Guests”

  1. 1 forward44
    June 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm


    • 2 desertflower
      June 16, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      Yeah! Is this your first, first??? 🙂

      • 3 forward44
        June 16, 2012 at 8:11 pm

        OMG! Is it really? Yes it is, isn’t it?
        I’m beside myself with excitement!

        • 4 Roberta in MN
          June 16, 2012 at 8:17 pm

          Just checked in for the day. Congrats forward44 (like your handle) 🙂 The Obama Family looks gorgeous. Thanks for the Pictures Chips.

          • 5 forward44
            June 16, 2012 at 8:33 pm

            Thank you, Roberta! I’m just about exploding with pride and joy here. I mean the vision of MY gorgeous First Family had me going already, then I got first on our Queen blogger Chips’s site, and I just don’t know what to do with myself now. And let me tell ya, I’m in Europe, and it’s 02:29 AM here. Never ever before did I sign on the web at this time. Pure chance. WOW!

            • 6 desertflower
              June 16, 2012 at 8:36 pm

              GIANT congrats! You have gone over and above! Now you get to look at that swagger…..:)

              • 7 forward44
                June 16, 2012 at 9:02 pm

                Thank you, df! Let me take this opportunity to tell you how much I silently praise you and thank you for your contribution on this site every day. I live for your links to the invaluable info you regularly provide. God bless you!

                • 8 nathkatun7
                  June 17, 2012 at 1:21 am

                  Congratulations forward44 on being #1.May also join you in praising desertflower, who is is doing an incredible job of keeping us informed about the critical problems facing our country.

        • 9 Pamela
          June 16, 2012 at 9:49 pm

          😆 Way To Go, forward44!

    • June 16, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Helloooooooo Forward44!

    • 19 LunarSea
      June 16, 2012 at 8:42 pm

      Your excitement is bubbling over. Congrats. Chips Chica pulled up a good one for you and we all get to share. Lucky us to ride in on your coattails

  2. 20 magapie
    June 16, 2012 at 8:01 pm


  3. 21 desertflower
    June 16, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    I like the outfits:)

  4. 24 okeyo
    June 16, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    wish i was there

  5. June 16, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    LOL that’s the same suit Jonathan Capehart hated (plus same tie) I like it!

    • 27 Bill
      June 16, 2012 at 8:15 pm

      I think a light colored suit for an afternoon outdoor summer wedding is more appropriate and cooler than a dark business suit. It looks like a wonderful event.

      • 28 magapie
        June 16, 2012 at 8:18 pm

        ……Never mind that the guy would look GREAT in a gunny-sack……….

        • 29 magapie
          June 16, 2012 at 8:27 pm

          I know I shouldn’t say “….the guy….” but he’s SO HUMAN and NORMAL and SO EXTRAORDINARY at the same time. Y’a know what I mean!!!

          • 30 isonprize
            June 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm

            I know EXACTLY what you mean. It’s that “thing” he has. Both men and women see it. My males friends have mentioned that he seems so ‘regular’ — like if they had a chance to hang with him, he would be a ‘man’s man’ –confident, but not cocky. I think men know that about other men. And men who are comfortable with who they are, are cool with it. It’s the insecure ones who are jealous of it.

          • 31 Pamela
            June 16, 2012 at 10:34 pm

            We do indeed, Dave, and we love you for saying it! 🙂

          • 32 Walking_on_ Sunshine
            June 17, 2012 at 12:26 am

            That’s exactly how I feel about him. Sometimes I feel like I’m bursting with pride! I can’t explain it but it’s good!

    • June 16, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      I love that suit! Jonathan doesn’t know what he’s talking about 🙂

    • 42 thoughtful3
      June 16, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      i like the suit too

      • 43 HZ
        June 16, 2012 at 9:54 pm

        I love the suit and the tie. I think our POTUS loves the brown colors. His office speaks volumes of his liking being surrounded with the earth tones and their shades. I think these warm and even softer hues speaks to his warm and loving smile.

        A lovely young woman who is the beautiful daughter of a very dear and close friend is getting married in a lovely afternoon setting. It is nice for him to depart from the blue suits. I love seeing him embrace his colours with that fineeeeeeeeeeeeeee body and graceful swagger. That is our brilliant president. I hope enjoys the friends and the entire evening. This is a special evening for Laura as well as Valarie. Let us give thoughts for Laura as she maybe thinking of her father as well.

        Let us celebrate with grace, beauty, and joyfulness for the new couple’s happiness. We can be there in folds of loving hands raising our glassses of love filled with Hope, Beauty, and Happiness. I am lifting my glass to them this evening. A new red (for my heart) called Rivata Casa Rossa. Nice and mellow. I like sweet wines most of the times. Prefer whites, but had to find some reds for the heart.

        Lift your glasses for Valarie, and our First Family. (((((((((((( I really do love my Chips and TOD Family)))))))) If only you knew how much you all lift this little senior up each day.HZ

        • 44 HZ
          June 16, 2012 at 10:00 pm

          Listening to “Something About Us.” Some sweet soul posted it here some months ago. Something about that song for this evening and our POTUS and FLOTUS. A little taste of a very special wedding and our POTUS and FLOTUS in attendance.HZ

          • 45 Pamela
            June 16, 2012 at 10:36 pm

            {{{{{{{{{{HZ}}}}}}}}}}. I just love the way Malia is holding her mother’s hand, that brings a warm and wonderful feeling to my heart!

    • June 17, 2012 at 6:39 am

      Capehart obviously has no taste or style, unlike our wonderful PBO! I love that suit on him – but then again I love EVERYTHING on him.

  6. 47 desertflower
    June 16, 2012 at 8:05 pm


    CBS first reported on Friday that Rubio was reconsidering his plan for the legislation. The Rubio aide confirmed to HuffPost that the senator may not introduce his bill because he believes the politics are now more difficult.

    OH no! Now what ever will Mitt say?

    • 48 57andfemale
      June 16, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      The imaginary DREAM act that he never wrote.

    • 50 FiredUpInCA
      June 16, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      I wonder if he’ll cancel his Bob Schieffer interview, like he ducked and ran from his bus campaign stop in PA because of protestors. Mitt may have to suspend his campaign until Frank Luntz informs him about what his core beliefs about immigration are and always have been. Poor Mitt thinks that honking horns and driving around in circles is going to rattle the guy who took care of Donald Trump and Osama bin Laden in the same week. Just like those two egos, Mitt underestimates the President and overestimates himself, so he never sees it coming. This is going to be an enjoyable campaign.

      • 51 LunarSea
        June 16, 2012 at 8:32 pm

        He’s not even trying. He’s counting on voter fraud and obscene amounts of money from unknown international corps. Well that and that he’s just entitled.

      • 52 desertflower
        June 16, 2012 at 8:39 pm

        Someone posted this on the last thread…perfect for this!


      • 53 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        June 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm

        And, thanks again FiredUp for the “It Takes A Pillage” meme!!!!


        • 54 FiredUpInCA
          June 16, 2012 at 9:26 pm

          I was inspired by your tweets about Romney and pillaging when I came up with that. I googled the phrase and it turns out I am not so original and clever. It’s the name of a book about the bailouts published December 7, 2010 by former Wall Streeter Nomi Prins entitled “It Takes a Pillage: An Epic Tale of Power, Deceit, and Untold Trillions”

          Still, I think the phrase is a perfect fit for Mitt. It Takes a Pillage vs. Foward Together.

  7. June 16, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Mr. President looks so handsome!

  8. June 16, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Things not going Robme’s way in Iowa today: “Paul backers triumphant at Iowa GOP convention” (http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2012/06/16/paul-backers-triumphant-at-iowa-gop-convention/)

    “After a two-day tug-of-war marked by **bouts of angry shouting** (emphasis added for humor’s sake), Iowa Republicans elected 25 delegates to send to the national convention in Florida in late August…By far, the majority will be Paul backers – much to the disappointment of some Iowa Republicans who wanted to send a more mixed “unity” delegation to vote for all-but-certain nominee Mitt Romney.”


  9. June 16, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    The President and First Lady look like they’ve colour coordinated.

  10. June 16, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Look at those girls. Gorgeous!

  11. 64 desertflower
    June 16, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO baby! Bring the popcorn!


  12. 65 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 16, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    High probabilty that Bob Schieffer will merely shade #BainMitt, but President Obama sure defoliated the trees with his immigration announcement 🙂


    • 66 Zekke LyDonna
      June 16, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      Is there anything PBO does that’s not considered ‘political calculation?’ So What? Who cares? Do it anyway?

  13. 67 magapie
    June 16, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Any pictures of the bride? I mean, any recent pictures, not from the wedding.

    • 80 thoughtful3
      June 16, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      I love Sly & The Family Stone, df! You always post the best of these of all the songs I know and love (your other one below as well) 🙂

  14. June 16, 2012 at 8:19 pm

  15. 82 itgurl_29
    June 16, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    They are all gorgeous! And POTUS is looking very GQ.

  16. 84 desertflower
    June 16, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    One more…MItt’s Theme Song:

  17. June 16, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    PBO is thinking to himself: I don’t know what I’m going to do when it’s one of my girls.

    • June 16, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      you beat me to it. great minds and all that.

        • 88 HZ
          June 16, 2012 at 10:31 pm

          Cookemom, hopefruit2, DF, and all of the TOD Family: It runs in our family. Minds of brilliance. I saw that photo of him walking behind FLOTUS, and I said,”The President is thinking about something very , very serious right now”. We know there is always something important on his mind, but he is in very serious mode there. We have seen him in this mode so many times. I pray that whatever it is, it will go well for him and all of us. HZ

    • 89 desertflower
      June 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      Or maybe he’s thinking of this: http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/ucla-faculty-experts-advisory-235272.aspx

      Armed Russian troops have been sent to Syria to guard the Russian navy’s deep-water port in the Mediterranean coastal town of Tartus, a move likely to frustrate Western efforts to put pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad. UCLA has experts.

      Crickets from MSM

      • 90 LunarSea
        June 16, 2012 at 9:02 pm

        The handiwork of Putin no doubt. Probably after consulting with treasonous Cantor

      • 91 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
        June 16, 2012 at 9:10 pm

        Tartus (Tartous) is the primary reason the Russians are supporting Assad. That is their one and only remaining port for Med and all points south (Africa) deployment. The FSA are already making it really unpleasant for them and in the next 60 days it’s going to get way worse. Syria has attracted a remarkably number of tourists and I hear the season is not yet in full swing.


    • June 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      The First Family looks terrific 🙂

    • 93 virginia
      June 17, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      When I saw the picture I was thinking that he has the same look on his face that my husband and son have when they attend certain events, Especially weddings. A look that says I’ve been dragged here, and can’t wait for this to be over. Now I just have to remember not to keep checking my watch. Look at his face, and how he’s trailing behind with his hands in his pockets. He Does Not want to be there.

      • 94 utaustinliberal
        June 17, 2012 at 5:15 pm

        Why the hell wouldn’t he want to be there? You look at one picture and totally take everything out of context. Valerie Jarrett is one of his best friends. Why wouldn’t he want to be at the wedding of his best friend’s – whom he’s known for over 20 years – daughter? He’s the President of the United States. No one forces him to do anything. Besides he left the wedding and celebrations at midnight, so your theory is patently wrong.

  18. June 16, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    PBO looks like he’s in deep thought as he walks along to the wedding. Maybe he’s pondering the walk he’ll be taking down the aisle with his daughters. Better that, than some briefing he may have gotten. Still sitting here waiting for Marine One to pass over again. They probably will stay on the ground this evening, PBO not scheduled to leave Chi til tomorrow. I wonder if I can see Air Force One sitting on the tarmac. It may be worth the trip to check it out. I could make it a ‘pajama ride’ with the kiddies, something I surprise them with every now now and then, after they’ve prepared for bed.

    • 96 Pamela
      June 16, 2012 at 10:04 pm

      I love that they will all wake up at home on Father’s Day this year. Just something dear and special about that!

      • 97 HZ
        June 16, 2012 at 10:35 pm

        Yes, that will be so special for them to share moments with daddy in his own house with the beautiful and precious daughters and his Rock, our FLOTUS by his side. I pray it will be a very special day for him.HZ

  19. 104 amk for obama
    June 16, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Good Morning folks

  20. 120 lamh35
    June 16, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Evening guys.

    Still home in NOLA. Had a very frustrating day and a half. Yesterday after driving my car all day, I stopped over at a cousin’s house to eat my overstuffed shrimp poboy (it.was.so.good). I stayed about 2 1/2 hour and when I went to leave, my car wouldn’t start. I don’t know if it was a light left off or a door left open, but it was only 2 hours after driving most of the day. So I got a jump from my cousin and drove the car to my aunt’s house after driving around and charging the car. When I got at my aunt’s house and turned off the car and restarted it, it wouldn’t start so either my battery or my alternator was dead. So the next day, I had to get another jump, and took the car to autozone to test my battery or my alternator. So they checked the battery first and the charge was zero percent. The battery was not holding the charge from the jump. So Autozone charged the battery and retested it and in less than 15 minutes the test came back as a bad battery. So I had to get a new battery and then they retested the alternator and the rest of the charging system and they all passed. So it looks like it was a bad battery the whle time, so yay.

    Anyway, my car is working great now. So my trip can continue on.

    I’ll be back in DFW on Tuesday, but for now, I’m enjoying spending time with my NOLA family.

    • 121 desertflower
      June 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      Better that happened when it did and not in the middle of nowhere:) Frustrating, but you’re ok to drive back home now with no incidents:) Cup half full!

      • 122 lamh35
        June 16, 2012 at 9:51 pm

        yep. my dad said the same thing…lol. Don’t wanna get caught in the backwoods of Louisiana or Texas

        • June 16, 2012 at 10:45 pm

          Lamh35, may good thoughts enter into your space as you visit your family. Be encouraged. We love you.((((( Be peaceful with your blessings)))))HZ

  21. June 16, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Rare 13-minute interview with President Obama 20 years ago 1993! This guy was already amazing, and has been amazingly consistent! 🙂


  22. 127 amk for obama
    June 16, 2012 at 9:10 pm

  23. June 16, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I don’t know how you got these wedding photos so fast! The First Family looks AMAZING!! Mrs. Obama’s dress is gorgeous and I’ve never seen the President in a light colored suit like this. The girls are beautiful. Thanks for these great photos! I hope it is a joyous occasion for all of them. How very special and how special for them to stay in their Chicago home.

  24. 130 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    June 17, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Beautiful photos! Thanks Chips!!

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