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Friday, December 31, 2010


Yahtzee has been a family favorite for as long as I can remember. The memories I have of this game probably go back farther, but as far as I can remember, it was sitting at the table with either and/or both of my grandparents. I also remember playing with the after game after game. Remember, Sister? I have such fond memories of this game, of time spent with family around the table, of my Gramps and Granny...of having four generations of family sit together and laugh and play together. I love that now, I am teaching yet another family the love of this game...we played countless games last year, PiePie, Kevin, Makayla and I. This year, I have been working on teaching not only the fundamentals of the game, but also the strategy behind it to Makayla. This, dear reader, is a work in progress, and will likely be a long and grueling task over the long winter months to come. It is with fond memories and love that I will teach her how to play, all the while remembering my dear Grampy with each roll. I am so very thankful tonight for a family of generations of people that cared enough to teach me the rules and how to play the game....both in Yahtzee and in life.

Happy December 31!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Get Ready!!!!!

Hold on to your pants, dear Reader....the year 2011 will bring you (hopefully) at least 365 new, exciting Pig-A-Pancake posts from none other than *yours, truly*!!!!! Bookmark, add to your favorites, subscribe to my RSS feed...whatever you need to do...set your daily alarm to remind you to see what's's sure to *not* be a boring ride. That, I can guarantee. Looking forward to January 1 for so many reasons, but at the top of my listy goodness is this: I get to spend the whole, entire day with my whole, entire family.