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And Just Like That...Hudson is a Middle Schooler

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

Many of you have followed Handsome Hudson since he was born almost 12 years ago, when I started blogging about him. I sat at his 5th grade graduation and found it hard to believe he will be in middle school. I know Paw Paw would be proud of this young man and how he has matured since he passed 5 years ago.

I’m glad he’s been able to attend their new Doss Elementary School after it was totally rebuilt and will be riding his bike a little further past it to his renovated middle school next year.

Hudson, you bring boundless joy and happiness into our lives as we have the privilege of witnessing you grow into an extraordinary young person. We cherish and adore you more than words can express!

Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero....Marc  Brown

Little boys are like snowflakes, there are no two alike....Unknown

Little boys leave smudges on your heart.....Art Moms

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Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Yay, Hudson !   You have a good looking family, Dorie!

May 25, 2024 06:24 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Michael Elliott ..I feel very blessed!

May 25, 2024 09:44 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Loved all the photos, Dorie. Feels like Hudson has grown up right in front of our eyes! Wishing him much success in middle school.

May 25, 2024 06:57 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Nina Hollander, Broker ,

Time has really been flying by! Can't believe he's going to be in middle school!

May 25, 2024 09:46 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

It is incredible how quickly they grow up. My little boy just graduated college.

May 25, 2024 08:49 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Isn't it amazing Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty ! Hudson's sister will be right behind him next year....can't believe they have grown up so fast.

May 25, 2024 09:47 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Congrats to Hudson.  Our Ally is going into 8th grade, crazy. Thanks for sharing, make it a great Saturday and enjoy your Holiday weekend!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

May 25, 2024 09:49 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Congrats to Hudson. They seem to get older far too quickly. Our younger grandson is starting his second year of high school and will already have credits for AP classes that would allow him to graduate earlier than 4 years.

May 25, 2024 09:49 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Dorie- how can that be!?! Next thing you know we’ll blink and you’ll be announcing he’s off to UT or Clemson!!!Thank you for letting us be a part of Hudson’s life!!

May 25, 2024 10:23 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Beautifully written Dorie and wonderful to read how your grands are growing up right before our eyes here in The Rain!

May 25, 2024 12:19 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Wow! How time flies - I remember when he was a tiny wee grandchild, and also handsome.

May 25, 2024 02:19 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie that is not possible.  It seems just like yesterday I was readying on of your blogs of when he was a baby.

May 25, 2024 06:02 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow time flies it was yesterday or seems like yesterday you posted about Hudson being born, Endre

May 25, 2024 09:32 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

p.s.: I did not read George Souto  comment until I posted mine... no wonder we are friends:)Endre

May 25, 2024 09:32 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
LoKation Real Estate - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Good morning Dorie Dillard Austin TX ,  Hudson is indeed a handsome young man!  Where does the time go?  Kathy Streib is right.  We will soon be reading he is off to college.  

May 26, 2024 02:50 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am sure that he will do great things in middle school.  I love how much joy all of your grandkids bring you!

May 26, 2024 05:43 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

He will be in college before you know it!

You have good reasons to be proud.

May 26, 2024 09:45 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Dorie,
We've all enjoyed watching Hudson (and Beckett) grow up. Keep the stories and pictures coming.

May 26, 2024 09:53 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Dorie:

Congratulations to Hudson. Wow, how time has passed. How nice to have family together for this special event.


May 26, 2024 11:12 AM