FLOTUS: All Things Michelle Obama 2009 Archives


For 2010 Archives, please click here…

The Year in Review Slideshow: The Warmth, Style, and Grace of First Lady Michelle Obama
(December 31, 2009)

I thought it would be a great way to start off the new year (and new decade), with a photo slideshow of our First Lady during the first year. Includes a short video biography of Michelle Obama that introduced the Obama family to families across America. It originally played the first night of the 2008 Democratic National Convention. The First Lady…. Read More

Holiday Season at the White House with the Obama’s (Compilation Page)
(Dec 1-25, 2009)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama became the entertainers-in-chief, hosting nearly 30 parties during their first holiday season at the White House. More than 50,000 people have received invitations to attend one of the 17 holiday parties and 11 open houses at the White House that started in early December. This isn’t just throwing open the White House doors and putting out some drinks and appetizers… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Delivers Toys for Tots
(Dec 17, 2009)

First Lady Michelle Obama visits the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toy for Tots warehouse in Stafford, VA to deliver some of the more than 500 toys collected during a White House drive. The program helps make sure needy children have something to unwrap on Christmas morning. The first lady was told… Read More

President and First Lady the White House Hanukkah Party
(Dec 16, 2009)

December 16th was the sixth night of the Jewish Festival of Lights, and President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted their first Hanukkah party at the White House. The event spilled between the State Dining Room and the East Room, and a Jewish student choir will perform. A very special 19th century menorah was loaned to… Read More

The Obama’s Celebrate TNT’s 11th Annual Christmas in Washington
(Dec 15, 2009)

Annually attended by the President and First Lady and other Washington VIPs, Christmas in Washington is a holiday musical celebration benefiting the National Children’s Medical Center. Before the show started, four little girls dressed as elves helped the first couple place a gift for the Children’s National Medical Center under a Christmas tree… Read More

President Obama and the First Lady Welcome Oprah Winfrey to the White House
(Dec 13, 2009)

Oprah Winfrey ushered in the holidays at the White House, visiting President Barack Obama and the First Lady as they prepared for their family’s first Christmas there. The intimate, informative and entertaining hour-long special includes a one-on-one conversation with the president, marking the first time Oprah had interviewed him since he took office…. Read More

The First Lady Accompanies President Obama To Receive the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway
(Dec 10, 2009)

I receive this honor with deep gratitude and great humility. It is an award that speaks to our highest aspirations – that for all the cruelty and hardship of our world, we are not mere prisoners of fate. Our actions matter, and can bend history in the direction of justice. And yet I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the considerable controversy that your generous decision… Read More

Barbara Walters Names First Lady Michelle Obama the Most Fascinating Person of 2009
(Dec 10, 2009)

First Lady Michelle Obama is Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating Person of 2009. Almost a year since the Obama family moved to Washington, D.C., the first lady reflected on the transition to the White House. During her tenure as first lady, Obama has promoted healthy living and taken steps to combat childhood obesity — creating a vegetable garden…. Read More

86th Anniversary–Lighting of The National Christmas Tree with the First Family
(Dec 3, 2009)

The National Christmas Tree Lighting once again provided an opportunity for all Americans to come together to celebrate the season and to share the message of peace. Presented by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation, an all-star lineup of stars offered a diverse program of holiday music, including traditional songs with dashes of pop…. Read More

Remarks By First Lady Michelle Obama at Holiday Press Preview
(Dec 2, 2009)

Welcome to the White House and Happy Holidays! Thanks to all of you for joining us here today as we preview how we will mark the holidays here at the White House. Now, like many years past, we’ve actually been planning this day, and the holiday season, since the summer. And our starting point was a very simple idea: that we include as many people…. Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama and First Daughters Kick Off Christmas at White House
(Dec 1, 2009)

The White House is open for Christmas. A day after celebrating Thanksgiving, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha received the official White House Christmas tree: an 18½-foot Douglas fir delivered from a farm in Shepherdstown, W.Va., by traditional horse-drawn carriage. Growers Eric and Gloria Sundback officially presented…. Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Graces Season Premiere of Iron Chef America
(Nov 30, 2009)

First Lady Michelle Obama will make a special appearance on the season premiere of the popular Food Network show Iron Chef America in January, in a savvy move to extend her healthy food messaging to a new audience. Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford will compete on the show in a special two hour… Read More

First State Dinner in Honor of India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
(Nov 24, 2010)

What’s the hottest ticket in the nation’s capital? An engraved invitation to Tuesday’s White House state dinner, the first hosted by President Obama. He and the first lady will honor India’s prime minister. But in a departure from the traditional venue — the elegant State Dining Room — the Obama’s will gather with a few hundred VIPs in a huge, heated tent… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Discusses State and Official Visits
(Nov 23, 2010)

As the White House prepares for tonight’s State Dinner in honor of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Mrs. Gursharan Kaur of India, First Lady Michelle Obama hosts young women from the White House Leadership and Mentoring Program to discuss the history and protocol that surround State and Official Visits. The First Lady discusses… Read More

The First Lady Celebrates Women in the Military
(Nov 18, 2009)

Continuing her support for military families FLOTUS hosted military women at the White House on Wednesday. These are some of the women who broke barriers and endured hardships to protect our freedoms. The trailblazers included the first woman in the Navy to be promoted to Master Chief, the first woman… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Guests on Sesame Street 40th Anniversary Show
(Nov 11, 2009)

Four first ladies have been on the children’s program over the years: Mrs. Obama, Laura Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barbara Bush. But First Lady Michelle Obama, born on Jan. 17, 1964, is the only who was growing up as Sesame Street turned America on to Big Bird, Cookie Monster and the rest of the gang…. Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama: “If You Ask a Kid To Dream, He’ll Dream”
(Nov 7, 2009)

Yesterday afternoon in the historic State Dining Room, First Lady Michelle Obama, honorary chair of the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities, presented 15 programs from around the world with the Coming Up Taller Award. Given to arts and humanities organizations that reach under-served youth, the award is a reminder of the meaningful…. Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama to Mentor Washington Girls
(Nov 5, 2009)

First Lady Michelle Obama will launch a first-of-its-kind mentoring program with about 20 high school girls from greater Washington. As the first anniversary of President Barack Obama’s election nears, it’s the first lady who is making history now. Call this chapter “Girl Power.” Observers say her leadership and mentoring initiative has not been done by a first lady before…. Read More

The Obama’s First Halloween at the White House
(Oct 31, 2009)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle open the White House for Halloween…with a special focus on military families. They will host two different Halloween events today, for their very first All Hallows Eve at the Executive Mansion. The first event will be for school children, who are invited to come trick-or-treat, and the second will be for military families… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden at World Series
(Oct 29, 2009)

There were two additions to the lineup for the opening game of the World Series at Yankees Stadium: First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. The first wives participated in ceremonies honoring Welcome Back Veterans, accompanied by Yankees legend Yogi Berra, and West Point graduate and Iraq War veteran… Read More

Michelle Obama, First Lady of Fashion, Is Hailed for Her Style in Print
(Oct 27, 2009)

The First Lady is now the subject of a series of glossy books celebrating a closet that has made the transition from the campaign trail to Washington. Published this week by Hachette, Mrs O: The Face of Fashion Democracy is a tribute to the mix of designer brand with high street outfits that is earning her glowing accolades. The book is a spin-off from the blog… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Highlights Breast Cancer Awareness
(Oct 23, 2009)

Friday afternoon in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, First Lady Michelle Obama donned pink to honor the millions of women and families affected by breast cancer. Speaking to a crowd of survivors, lawmakers, and doctors, the First Lady highlighted the importance of adequate health coverage for those facing the disease. One in eight women will be… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama on the Jay Leno Show
(Oct 23, 2009)

Appearing on “10 @ 10” – a comedy bit during which Leno asks 10 rapid-fire questions – the First Lady was asked to name the President’s most annoying habit. “Ohhh – we don’t have enough time,” Obama said before riffing on her hubby’s Mr. Cool image. “He has no annoying habits. Right, Jay? None. He’s perfect,” before allowing that his ability… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts a Healthy Kids Fair at the White House
(Oct 23, 2009)

Yesterday, the First Lady held the first ever Healthy Kids Fair on the White House South Lawn—a fun event created to teach parents and children the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. All afternoon, the kids took turns jump roping, hula hooping, and learning to concoct nutritious snacks and lunches. As the First Lady explained, the recipes — such as Sweet and Zesty… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Named Honorary National President of Girl Scouts
(Oct 19, 2009)

Girl Scouts of the USA is pleased to announce that First Lady Michelle Obama has agreed to serve as its Honorary National President. In accepting the position, Mrs. Obama takes her place in a tradition stretching back to 1917, when First Lady Edith B. Wilson became the first Honorary National President of the Girl Scout movement. Since then, each successive First Lady has… Read More

Teachers Are Key to a Successful Economy by First Lady Michelle Obama
(Oct 16, 2009)

This is a busy time of year in the Obama household. Like so many parents all across this country, I watch with a mixture of pride and anxiety as my daughters stuff their backpacks, kiss me goodbye, and move ahead in another school year without so much as a backwards glance. My girls are now making new friends, tackling challenging new subjects, and moving… Read More

Obama’s Host Celebracion! In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina
(Oct 15, 2009)

Tuesday night the President and First Lady hosted the third installment of the White House Music Series, this one celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Fiesta Latina brought some of the country’s best Latin music performers to the White House, including: Mark Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Jose Feliciano, Pete Escovedo, Thalía, Tito “El Bambino,”… Read More

Obama’s Throw Star Party At White House
(Oct 7, 2009)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle will welcome skywatchers to the White House Wednesday for an evening of stargazing with the first family. A group of professional and amateur astronomers will set up more than 20 telescopes on the White House lawn during the presidential star party to mark the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009), a celebration… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Makes Chicago Olympic Bid in Copenhagen
(Oct 1, 2009)

After arriving in Copenhagen, Denmark on Wednesday morning, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed a crowd at Chicago Mayor Daley’s welcome reception. The 121st session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will vote on October 2 on whether Chicago, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro or Madrid will host the 2016 Olympic Games… Read More

How the First Lady and the Obama Girls’s Spent their Summer Vacation
(Sep 5, 2009)

An unexpected visitor wandered into the bedroom of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in the wee hours of Tuesday morning – but the Secret Service wasn’t worried about a security breach. The visitor was 8-year-old Sasha Obama, who’s touring Russia along with her older sister Malia. The younger girl could not contain her excitement about Dad’s… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama Talks About Her Family’s Diet in Children’s Health Magazine
(Sep 3, 2009)

It’s First Lady Michelle Obama who plays spokeswoman in the three other magazines. Mr. Moore interviewed her in Women’s Health about her view on health care reform, her family’s experiences dealing with illness and keeping down calories in the White House kitchen. Rodale is also using Mrs. Obama to make a… Read More

My sincerest apologies for the lack of coverage prior to the date above. The 44 Diaries was launched on August 20, 2009. For stories earlier than 09/03/09, I highly recommend visiting Michelle Obama Watch or Mrs. O or Michelle O. Style or Obama Foodorama~Audiegrl🙂

For 2010 Archives, please click here…


Magazine Covers



Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion DemocracyGo, Tell Michelle: African American Women Write to the New First LadyMichelle Obama (Female Force)LIFE Michelle Obama: A Portrait of the First Lady
Michelle Obama: The First Lady in PhotographsMichelle Obama: Mom-in-ChiefMichelle Obama: First Lady of Fashion and StyleMichelle Obama: An American Story
Michelle Obama in her Own Words: The Views and Values of America's First LadyBarack and Michelle: Portrait of an American MarriageMichelle: A BiographyThe Obamas in the White House: Reflections on Family, Faith and Leadership
Michelle Obama: First Lady of HopeMichelle Style: Michelle Obama, First Lady, Fashion Icon: What Mrs. O Knows about Style, Shopping, and the Perfect ShoesMichelle Obama: From Chicago's South Side to the White HouseMichelle Obama: First Lady & Role Model
Michelle Obama: Speeches on Life, Love, and American ValuesCelebrating First Lady Michelle Obama in PicturesMichelle Obama: Meet the First LadyAmerica's First Ladies: Power Players from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama






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