Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

My, how they've grown!

The First Family posed for a new family portrait, their first since 2009. In the sweet photo taken by Pete Souza last weekend, President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama beam and hold hands with their daughters Malia, now 13, and Sasha, 10 in the Oval Office.

(A garland in the background and wreaths on the window harken the holiday season.)

Of course, the President, 50, will be away from Washington, DC. early and often next year, as his re-election campaign gets in high gear.