President Barack Obama sent out a heartwarming birthday message for wife Michelle Obama as she turned 56 on Friday.
“In every scene, you are my star, @MichelleObama!” the president, 58, tweeted along with four candid couple photos, taken during a Fourth of July party while the Obamas were in the White House.
“Happy birthday, baby!” he wrote.
Later Friday, Mrs. Obama shared a photo of her celebrating her birthday with friends.
“Thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes!” she wrote. “With the girls off at college, this birthday brings with it a new perspective—a fresh breath—along my journey. I’m looking forward to devoting some quality time to my friends and to myself—and of course, to that husband of mine, too.”
The former first lady had quite the 2019, capped off by her and her husband’s first Oscar nomination for their Netflix documentary American Factory.
Mrs. Obama also broke records with her best-selling memoir, Becoming, which launched a sold-out book tour that took her around the world. She earned her first Grammy nomination for best spoken word album for her memoir’s audiobook and was named the world’s most admired woman as well as one of PEOPLE’s “People of the Year.”
Mrs. Obama opened up to PEOPLE about her big 2019 while touching on the major life changes last year brought to her and her family, including the emotional moment she and the president dropped their youngest daughter Sasha off at her first year of college.
“Time just goes so fast,” Mrs. Obama told PEOPLE. “But like so many experiences in the last 10 years, we wanted to make it feel as normal as possible, given our family’s circumstances.”
Luxuriating in their post-White House life, when they aren’t busy with their eponymous foundation and charitable works, the Obamas also recently bought an $11.75, seven-bedroom mansion on Martha’s Vineyard.
Mrs. Obama also shared her hopes for a great 2020 while thanking everyone for their birthday wishes on Friday.
“I’m looking to make this year the best one yet,” she wrote. “Can’t wait to keep you all posted along the way.”