Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Haddox Family Pics

Just wanted to share a few family pics we took about a month ago.  Aiden was 3 months at the time and I can't believe how much he has grown in such a short time frame.  The super talented Kasey Stringer took these at the in-laws house and property.  She literally whipped them out in 35 minutes.  The hardest part is deciding which ones of him I want to buy and use for a Christmas card.  Below are some of my favorites (not sure why they are so small).

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Battle of the Best

I couldn't resist writing about LSU right now.  Watching this season unfold reminds me so much of my senior year in college. That was the year they won their first BCS National Championship.  I have to admit that I never would have thought we would have two games left and be undefeated but we are!  So are we a sure win for the National Championship?  Let's review the scenarios. 
1.  If we win the last 2 games I think we are in regardless of what happens in the SEC Championship.  Let's say we were to lose the SEC Championship and Oklamhoma State wins the remainder of their games.  Oklahoma State will be in and who else should play them?  Oklahoma who lost to Texas Tech, Oregon, who we beat, or Alabama who we beat?
2.  If Oklahoma beats Ok St. and LSU wins out, who should we play?  Oklahoma who lost early in the season and perhaps will win the Big 12, Oregon who lost to the #1 team in the Nation in the first game of the year, or Alabama?
3.  If LSU loses to Arkansas, they will still represent the west in the SEC Championship because we will have the highest BCS ranking and in a head to head tie-breaker, we beat Bama who throttled Arkansas. WOW, this is a mess.  We then go on to win the SEC Champ and OK St. loses in their championship game, who do we play Bama or Oregon?  Oregon lost to LSU the first game of the season on a neutral site but was basically a home game for us because it was so much closer.  Bama lost to us in OT but on their on turf which makes it worst.  So who deserves to go?  Selfishly, I would much rather play Oregon again than Bama.  I also feel that Bama would bring almost as many fans to New Orleans as we would, only giving us a slight advantage.  Oregon will most likely win the Pac 12 Championship making their point more valid than Alabama who did not evern play in thier conference title game. Another thought would be if the voters changed their minds and still put Ok St. in the championship game to avoid a rematch even though they would have lost their conference championship game.  You saw it happen in 2003 when Oklahoma lost and still made it to the National Championship game. There are great arguments to be made for each one. 
4. Easiest and best case scenario would be for LSU and Oklahoma State to both win out. Done and Done.

                                                       LSU is undefeated thus far in 2011.
                                          I think this was how Saban felt when we played them!
                 Does Oklahoma State have the defense to play in the National Championship?
The most interesting thing about Oregon is what uniforms they would wear

I just hope that LSU shows up this weekend to play Ole Miss.  They sure didn't last week against W. Kentucky.   Geaux Tigers!

I also wanted to send a shout out and good luck to my hubby and his team this Friday as they travel to Mangham to play in the second round of the playoffs.  Should be a great game!

Sunday, November 6, 2011


I feel this blog post best describes my life right now.  Nothing seems to flow-everything is pieced together best I can.  My last day of work for 2011 is December 7th, and I am counting down so maybe I can get my life in order.  It seems like everyday I have something extra to do.  Ben too.  It's a shame those "somethings" are things we are doing together.  Here is a snapshot of my life: 1. pack bottles. 3 days out of the week I am packing bottles.  That means sterilizing water, pouring it up, measuring out formula and writing directions for the bottles.  You see, it could be really simple but Aiden has to be on a 22 calorie/ounce formula. That means calculating the water/formula ratio for every bottle.  Also, he gets a rice bottle every other feeding. I measure and pack that.  And finally, he gets his 3 medications twice a day.  I measure those out as well.  I am exhausted just typing it.
2. packing my car.  I need a Tahoe.  Seriously, there is so much stuff!
3. Work.  This is an extremely busy time.  We are planning for next year and just came back from a meeting in Orlando and running around like crazy trying to get business for a new medication.
4. Packing.  Yes, in the midst of all this chaos we are moving.  We only have a few weeks left to get out of the house and I am not sure how it is going to be done.  Luckily, I am able to get some help with Aiden so I, NOT WE, (my husband is no help.  Why? Because it's football season!) can pack.

I didn't even get to dress Aiden up for Halloween.  I had no time to look for a costume and everything little was sold out.  I put him in some Halloween pajamas and took him over to out friend's house in Wedgewood.  He had a blast taking in all the sounds and sights.  He was sacked out by 7:30.  Plus, I didn't even take a picture. 

I make up for the pics when I am at home though.  Here are a few recent ones.  Have a great week!
                                                               Like Father, like son!
                                                                   Aiden's baptism!
                                                  So excited about the big game, he passed out.
                                                                   Lovin' his ugg boots!