By Maggie Maloney published
The Inauguration is just one day away, which means that, for better or worse, the Obama era is over (😰). The Trump administration will soon take over Washington, D.C., the White House, and, you know, the country.
It's been an eventful few weeks on Capitol Hill, and in the midst the farewell addresses and inauguration prep, our favorite First Family is packing up to move out of their famous address. We've already gotten a peek at the Obamas' spectacular new digs, but we took a closer look into what Obama family is doing during their last few days at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue:
In her last few hours as First Lady, Michelle posted a video on Instagram of her walking through "the People's House" with her two furry friends.
2. POTUS and FLOTUS are taking in the view.
In another adorable Instagram post, Michelle and Barack are seen embracing as they look over the White House lawn. We know: #CouplesGoals, #ViewGoals, #HugGoals, #LifeGoals, etc.
3. They're packing up old family photos.
SO MANY TBTs! Never stop being cute, Obama fam.
4. Sasha is studying.
Sasha missed her dad's epic farewell speech in Chicago last week because of an exam, so she likely has no time to help pack up. 'Tis the life of a high school student.
5. The daughters are preparing for life outside the spotlight.
Sasha and Malia are taking cues from former first daughters Barbara and Jenna Bush, who wrote them an open letter offering guidance and support. And, since Malia has spent her gap year turning into a mini-Michelle, we have no doubt the Obama sisters will continue to make their parents—and our country—so very proud.
6. But Sasha and Malia are also probably still trolling their parents on social media.
It wouldn't be the first time Sasha and Malia poke fun at their parents, doing as teenagers do. At least POTUS is a good sport about it.
7. Barack and Michelle are planning their next power-couple move.
What comes after leading the free world? In his last press conference, the President said he's planning on writing a book and spending more time with his family. As for the First Lady, well, we know there's literally *nothing* she can't do.
8. The President and Vice President are taking their last meme-able photos together.
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Biden memes were the greatest thing to come out of the black hole that was 2016. Since besties Joe and Barack will be leaving the White House soon, we hope they're getting their last meme-worthy pics together now.
9. No matter what, the Obamas are making way for a peaceful transition of power.
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Maggie Maloney is the associate editor at Town & Country and ELLE Decor, where she covers style, beauty, jewelry, and the many members of the royal family. She also manages social media and content strategy for both brands.
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