So I'm long overdue in sharing this, but better late than never!
As some of you may know, I am not the only blogger in the family. My husband has a political news blog that he writes as part of his job as a news anchor and reporter here in Richmond. He's really, really great at what he does and has scored some pretty big interviews (um.. the president).
Being the humble guy that he is, he likes to say that he's just in the right place at the right time.
But I know that he hasn't gotten where he is simply because of timing. He's driven, extremely hardworking (working from home all the time, I might add), and has carved out his own path. No one handed him this blog; he started it from the ground up and grew it to where it is today by asking the important players the tough questions and breaking news that gets attention on the national level.
Thankfully, he's getting some much deserved attention as of late, and was recently named as one of Politico's 50 Politicos to Watch. Others on the list with him - Fred Thompson, David Gregory and Mark Knoller. Pretty good company!
They wrote a glowing article on him that we got to read for the first time at a big swanky party in D.C. announcing this year's list. And we were surprised, to say the least, when we opened the magazine and saw how he was really highlighted with the article and a huge photo as well.
The party was a lot of fun. Definitely a change of pace from what I'm normally doing on a Thursday night (and thanks to fellow-blogger GIMH for watching my babies!). I got to get dressed up, and we spent the evening people-watching (some very big media celebrities were on hand!) and soaking up the hip atmosphere (and open bar!).
We took home some goody bags (which had some delicious chocolate chip cookies that got us through the drive up north the next day!) and got enough copies of the magazine to give our family.
I'm just so proud of Ryan for this huge accomplishment. And for working so hard for his family!