Oh her birthday on Tuesday, Barack Obama shared a sweet couples' photo with the first lady, Michelle Obama, along with a sugary message.

"To the girl from the South Side who took on a role she didn't ask for and made it her own: Happy Birthday, Michelle. I love you."

On Wednesday, with the clock mercilessly ticking towards the inauguration on Friday, Michelle Obama repaid her husband's sentimental message with one of her own.


Her photo's a little more prestigious than the back of the golf cart, but it's got every bit as much feeling. Here's the power couple surveying the Washington Monument from a balcony at the White House.

"Being your First Lady has been the honor of a lifetime," wrote Mrs. Obama. "From the bottom of my heart, thank you."

What very presidential PDA. Their daughters are probably still embarrassed.