Lees spend time in snowy, beautiful New Mexico

Reporter correspondent

We just got back into town a little after midnight Monday morning so I haven’t had a chance to get much news together. News needed to go in early this week. If you have some holiday news please call and let me know.

Did talk with Wanda Coats and she said their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren spent Christmas Day with she and Alfred. Grandson Trey and wife were not able to attend as they were spending this holiday with her family this year. We as parents and grandparents can accept that as our families grow. We enjoy them when they can be with us and miss them when they can’t.

Our family had our annual Cass Christmas get- together at the Coopers on Dec. 23 and enjoyed the traditional turkey and dressing meal with all the trimmings and then the Chinese Christmas exchange (which is always a lot of fun). Had a great time with relatives from Milano, Bryan, Thorndale, Rockdale, Lexington, Caldwell, San Angelo and Gause.

Just have to tell you about our Christmas—did something I’ve never done. Early Christmas morning Wayne and I joined Kristi and Jaxon, Chris, Kelly, Connelly and Cameron and Kendall for a skiing trip to Red River, New Mexico. I did not even think about getting on skis while I was there.

Saw things I’d never seen before—cotton fields ready to be picked on Christmas Day. (And when we came back they had been picked.)

I had seen the wind turbines (or whatever they are called) before but not lit up at night. Looked like a plane runway.

As you can tell it doesn’t take a lot for me to enjoy. Of course, the snow covered mountains in New Mexico were so pretty as were the homes built there. The ride to the top and back down had a lot of winding.

The grandchildren and Chris had a great time skiing. Kendall had never skied before but needless to say it did not take her long to learn. The rest of us enjoyed watching them. Saturday evening the grandkids and Chris, Kelly and Kristi did tubing. They enjoyed that also. We toured the town and all the shops. I did not see a thing I needed or wanted. Saw lots of Big Horn Sheep and Mule Deer and enjoyed watching the beautiful ducks swimming in the icy waters.

It was sunny weather until we woke up Sunday morning and looked out. It was snowing and really coming down beautiful. A wonderful trip, something that I had never thought about doing and yeah I’d do it again.

Hope all of you who have been under the weather during the holidays are much better as the new year rolls in.

School students start back to school on Tuesday, Jan. 7. There will be basketball games beginning at 5 p.m. on Jan. 9.

Hope you all have a great 2014. Happy New Year.

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