This Thanksgiving, the Obamas reminded all of America what we should have been thankful for until 2016.
The Obamas, like many families across the United States, celebrated Thanksgiving with a family photo. Taking to Twitter, former first lady Michelle Obama shared a snap of her, her husband former President Barack Obama, and their two daughters, Malia and Sasha. "From our family to yours," she wrote. "Happy Thanksgiving!" And honestly, this would have been a happy Thanksgiving — if our favorite first family were still in the White House. Nonetheless, the internet was collectively thankful for this rare photo, which gave us all a glimpse into their personal lives.
In the photo, the Obamas are wearing their casual Thanksgiving best and flashing big smiles at the camera. The post has already been retweeted over 40,500 times. It also has over 355,200 likes. And though a lot of us were busy with our own Thanksgiving festivities, we took some time out to wish the Obamas a happy Thanksgiving (and let them know just how much America misses them). One user tweeted, "Beauty and class! We miss you guys! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!" Another added, "I miss my first family. But it’s so nice to see them happy and living their best life." And honestly, we're glad they're finally catching a break from the drama of you know, running a whole damn country.
They also deserve a break after the busy year they've had. Mrs. Obama, as we all know, released her memoir Becoming and kept herself incredibly busy on her book tour. She has since sold more than 10 million copies and also received a Grammy nomination for the Best Spoken Word Album. Mr. Obama, too, has been quite busy too, writing his own memoir. Many anticipate the new memoir to be released in 2020, prior to the upcoming Presidential elections. Just like he did with his first book Dreams from My Father, he wrote the first draft for this memoir the old school way—on legal pads. Meanwhile, the Obama daughters have kept themselves busy in college, Malia at Harvard and Sasha at the University of Michigan.
While President Obama is busy writing and Malia and Sasha have their noses buried in books, Mrs. Obama will be preparing for an exciting trip to Vietnam later this year in December. She will be traveling alongside Today Show host Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former President George W. Bush. The trip is organized by the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance. While in Vietnam, the duo will meet with young girls and share their inspiring stories in partnership with Today and YouTube Originals so as to help motivate girls across the globe with stories of achievement and empowerment. The former first lady stated on the Today Show in October, "The future of our world is only as bright as our girls." While the Obamas continue to do good and enjoy their break, we've got to admit there's one thing we definitely don't miss this Thanksgiving—President Obama's corny turkey jokes.