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Serendipity Sundays ~ A Cold Day's Victory on the Football Field

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

On a chilly Saturday in Austin, with temperatures plummeting into the 30’s and a fierce wind whipping through, I braved the elements to attend my grandson Hudson's final flag football game of the season.

Despite the biting cold, I was determined to be there to cheer him on.

Wrapped up in layers, armed with a blanket and my trusty chair, I settled in for the game. And I'm so glad I did! Hudson showed his skills as quarterback, making some impressive throws to his teammates who managed to turn them into exciting touchdowns. His team emerged victorious, and I couldn't be prouder of him and his teammates.

Adding to the pride, Hudson's dad was the coach, so a big shout-out to him for his part in their success. It was a cold day, but the warmth of seeing Hudson excel on the field made it all worth it.

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” Phil Jackson

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie - there continues to be evidence of shifts.  In seasons, in sports and in all sorts of things.  Our memories continue to change, adjust and adapt as well.  Thanks for the Austin weather update too - such reports make the country seem a little closer even though the distance may be kinda far.  

Feb 18, 2024 07:01 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

It was 72 on Friday in Austin Michael Jacobs so Saturday was a big shift! The wind is what made it so cold. It's colder today, but the sun is out and  in the 50's. Tomorrow cold in the morning but back in the high 60's which I will revel in! I don't mind 30's in the morning as long as the sun is out and the temperatures climb into the 60's. We are told we will be 80 on Wednesday! Just wait 24 hours in Texas and you never know what weather will be, many surprises!

Feb 18, 2024 07:58 AM
Michael Jacobs

Pretty similar here too.   At least at times 

Feb 18, 2024 09:16 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Dorie, for sharing this experience and your photographs.

Enjoy every special moment.

Feb 18, 2024 07:25 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you for stopping by Roy Kelley 

Feb 18, 2024 07:59 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Dorie, looks like it was cold but that is good for football games.  Sounds like he will be a great QB.

Feb 18, 2024 08:00 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Will Hamm he does have a good arm and is always practicing throwing the ball!

Feb 18, 2024 01:50 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Love you posting your family activities. Thank you for sharing the information.  Wishing you continued success. Have a wonderful day and sell a house. bill

Feb 18, 2024 11:09 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I enjoy going to their games to support them Bill Salvatore - East Valley , they are great kids!

Feb 18, 2024 01:53 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

On a side note, I am sooooo glad to see kids playing flag football instead of tackle. 

Feb 18, 2024 12:10 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

He also plays tackle Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty. He had his first fall with Pop Warner but wanted to play more so settled for flag football in December through February. 

Feb 18, 2024 01:55 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dorie- I feel your pain. While I was inside for much of the day, we cut our walk short because of the winds. I had a baby shower to attend and the winds were so bad I needed two hands on the wheel to keep the car steady. Glad for Hudson!!!! Yea!!!!! And good for you for braving the weather. 

Feb 18, 2024 12:29 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

It was a great game and at least the sun came out which helped, Kathy Streib ! I was glad I brought a blanket!

Feb 18, 2024 01:56 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Congrats to Hudson and the team for the win! Bitter cold is not enjoyable one bit, hope you had hand warmers to help, Dorie. Went to Washington state for 10 days and it was rainy and cold for the most part but a down parka staved off the cold quite nicely while we went on walks.

Feb 18, 2024 01:27 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Did have hand warmers but wore gloves Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! . The sun came out which really helped..it was the wind that chilled you to the bone!

Feb 18, 2024 01:58 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

What is football without the chill?  Layered up and ready to enjoy.  Perfect.  Not to mention your Grandson seeing Grandma on the sidelines to witness the win.  m

Feb 18, 2024 04:38 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

You are right Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho ...what is football without the chill..just better without those gusty winds!! LOL!

Feb 18, 2024 07:27 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie these are great memories that you are creating for both you and your grandkids.  You are blessed.

Feb 18, 2024 06:34 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Time is flying by George Souto and they are growing up way too fast!

Feb 18, 2024 07:28 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well I had to smile at Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho  comment he is right, it is a tough sport might as well be tougher with the wind at least no rain or snow:)Endre

Feb 18, 2024 09:52 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

The sun was out chef Endre Barath, Jr. and if those boys could get out on the field and play we could watch and support them!

Feb 19, 2024 06:51 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, you are quite the trooper!  If the temps outside were that low in my area, I think they would cancel the event, haha.

Feb 19, 2024 04:08 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

It's football Brian England ..rarely is a game cancelled. You get out there and play! LOL!

Feb 19, 2024 06:52 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Those are moments all of you will remember forever. It's so wonderful you are able to be there for your grandchildren!

Feb 19, 2024 06:10 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

It is fun and I wouldn't trade it for anything Kat Palmiotti !!

Feb 19, 2024 06:52 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Playing football in 30 degree temps is one way to stay warm.  Sitting in the stands watching - Not so much!😊

Feb 20, 2024 03:42 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Dorie:

Seeing Hudson play and a winning game must have made the chill much more tolerable! Love the photos!


Feb 22, 2024 07:45 PM