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X FACTOR!!!

Watch out Simon, Katy's gonna show you what's what!
My sweet friend Katy, a voice teacher in Amarillo, is spreading her wings this week! She is trying out for Simon Cowell, of American Idol fame, new tv show The X Factor. I am so impressed by her talent and her bravery. You couldn't pay me a million dollars to do this! So, tomorrow we head to the convention center in downtown Dallas to wait in line to register. I must be a good friend because we will be getting in line bright and early at 6 am! I'm bringing my camera in order to document this experience so i will do updates with photos.

In reading through the regulations, we came across the Do Not Bring List...
My top favorites are: No tents.
No air mattresses.
This is the best one: No swords of any kind forged or carved from any of the middle or modern ages.
Obviously, this has been an issue in the past.

Have I said how excited I am? I am so stinkin' excited! I am totally livi…

Austin City Limits

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This past weekend we left the goats and dogs behind and headed to Austin to celebrate my mom-n-law's 65th birthday. Oh, she many not want her age exposed...sorry, Carlie...
Anyway, it was a great time! We had a fun filled weekend celebrating a fabulous woman!

The first thing we did was head to Man Bites Dog for some good gourmet hot dog eats. Man Bites Dog is a food trailer in Austin owned and operated by my brother-n-law's brother-n-law. Confused yet? Shannon's sister's husband's sister's husband, Jeremiah. There, still confused? So Jeremiah is fixing to open a restaurant because he's been so successful with the trailer. He's a sharp guy and seems to really know his stuff. We are praying and hoping for his success in this new venture. All you Austin-ites, get out there and try MAN BITES DOG!! Restaurant location should be open in the next week or so.
Next we headed to our downtown hotel over looking Town Lake. We spent the afternoon lounging by the pool …

Ready, Set, Goat...

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Yep- I said GOAT!
You never know what's going to take place in this Burdett house...
Over Easter we took a trip to Oklahoma City and came home with, of all things, a goat. If you know me at all, you know I have a penchant for all of God's creatures. Goats are no exception. I have to say that I am head over heels for this furry thing! We came across this Pygmy goat, which Erik named "Scape", at the petting zoo in the theme park. They were selling the little guys and of course, I felt like they needed to be rescued. Since I couldn't have all of the babies, we took this one.
This was not a well thought out plan. Once we left the theme park, we realized we had to somehow sneak this goat into our hotel and find him some hay. A quick trip to PetSmart solved part of the problem problem, now to get the goat into the hotel. Armed with a dog kennel and rabbit hay, we headed to our hotel in Bricktown.
Do you remember the scene in Sweet Home Alabama where Reese Witherspoon…