“Some are serious and some are humorous. And of course, some are with babies (since the President loves babies). I hope you enjoy this year’s album of photographs.” —@PeteSouza, Chief Official White House Photographer. Check out his year in photos at wh.gov/year-in-photos.

A “We the People” petition became law. We hosted a virtual Big Block of Cheese Day. President Obama took a road trip on Google+. The First Lady asked “turnip for what?” in a Vine Q&A. Take a look back at our year in digital firsts at go.wh.gov/2014-firsts.

“Some of the photographs are historic because of what is taking place, but others hopefully give people a more personal sense of who the President and First Lady are.” —@PeteSouza, Chief Official White House Photographer. See his year in photos at wh.gov/year-in-photos.

West Wing Week: 1/2/15 or, “That Zingy Sting: A Special, Year-End Edition”

Welcome to this special, year-end edition of West Wing Week. We know you all are busy with the holidays, so we’ll keep it short. We here at West Wing Week have a word we use to describe the funny bit we put at the end of each episode, and that word is: Sting. So, for the end of the year, we thought we’d string together a little entertaining compilation of stings, for those of you who might not have made it to the very end of every single episode. Enjoy, and see you next year!

2014 in review: More than 2.6 million jobs created. Historic steps to cut carbon pollution and #ActOnClimate. The most meaningful #ImmigrationAction in decades. Check out highlights from the past year at wh.gov/year-in-review.

From my 2014 Year in Photos. Read the backstory on this one and many others at: wh.gov/2014-in-photos

One of the final selects for the 2014 Year in Photographs, which will be posted tomorrow on both Flickr and whitehouse.gov. Following the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, the President invited young civil rights leaders to a meeting in the Oval Office. A scheduled 30-minute meeting lasted for more than an hour. As the meeting broke up, the President continued his conversation with the young leaders. It was then that I was able to incorporate the bust of MLK into a photograph. Thanks all for your comments the past few days.

Have finished my final edit for 2014 Year in Photographs. Will post them tomorrow. The back story on this one: I was on the second helicopter that landed in Newport, R.I. moments before the helicopter carrying President Obama. I bet a member of the advance staff that upon landing, the President would walk right past the motorcade, cross the road to take in the setting sun by the ocean. As you can see, I won the bet.

America made a lot of progress this year. From our businesses adding more than 2.6 million jobs through the first 11 months to 10 million Americans gaining health coverage, check out the highlights from 2014 at wh.gov/year-in-review.

“Thanks to the extraordinary sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, our combat mission in Afghanistan is ending, and the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion.” —President Obama