It’s another beautiful week in the Rio Grande Valley!

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas last week!  In true Chapa tradition, we attended the Midnight Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mission.  It was a magical time. Happy holidays!!! This weekend we will ring in a new year, 2017!!

Last week, Sarah Hinojosa hosted some friends for a holiday brunch. Those that attended included:  Aurora Garcia; Lindsie Schuster; Justine Meechelle; Lacy Jones; Alexcandria Yarritu; Kathryn Hinojosa; Ruby De La Garza; Cynthia De La Vina; Gio Holand; Megan Larson; and Adrienne Stewart. Friends celebrated the holidays and enjoyed delicious treats and drinks.

Lauren Vazquez & Karen Aguirre hosted a bridal shower honoring Nicole Aguirre last Thursday.  Ladies that attended included:  Michelle Diaz; Clara Chapa; Amy Booth; Alexandra Alvarez; Jacci Grossman; and others.  Congratulations Nicole Aguirre & Louie Saenz! 

New Year’s Eve and Day is at the end of the week.  Hopefully everyone has some plans in to ring the new year.  2017 is going to be great!  My plans are to lose weight this year and to exercise more.  Other resolutions:  Get more sleep (that is one of mine too), Drink more water, get more organized, relax more, have more patience, try a different gym class outside comfort zone, pray more, and there are many others. Do not set yourself up for failure but set yourself up for success! 2017 is going to be my year! Let’s get fit and let’s get healthier!!  Bye, Bye CARBS!  I will SEE YOU all in 2017!!!!

Save the Date for Boys & Girls Club of Mission Skeet Shoot on Jan. 21 at Ebanos Escondidos Ranch in Penitas. For more information, call (956)451-0537.

The 10th Annual Boots, BBQ & Beer will be held on Jan. 21 at 8PM at Sofie’s “SS” Saloon.  The ladies of the Beta Sigma Phi have a fantastic event planned with photo booth, bucket raffles, dancing, drinks and food! See you there! Proceeds are for the RGV Make-A-Wish Children’s Christmas Party. 

The Junior League of McAllen will host the 2nd Annual “Shaken Not Stirred” at Sofie’s “SS” Saloon on Feb. 4, at 7PM.  Join me!

Happy anniversary to Patty O’caña-Olivarez & Hector Olivarez from last week!  Happy anniversary to Tracy & Alan Campbell from last week!  Happy anniversary to Julie & Ryan Peterson!  Happy anniversary to Cassandra & Julio Suarez!

This week’s birthdays include: Monday birthdays include:  Bob Aparicio, Jr.; Dixie Goldsmith; and Joe Smith.   Yesterday’s birthdays include:  Libby Brown and Karina Gamez Barragan.  Today’s birthdays include:   my co-worker, Tammie Risica; Cindy Cruz; Sandy Vasquez; and Priscilla De Leon.   Tomorrow,  Barbara Kelly;  Maritza Pruneda; Carmen Rodriguez;  and Manny Alaniz celebrate their birthdays.  Friday birthdays include:   Ann Moore.   Finally, weekend wishes are going out to:  Daniel Rivera; Bill Martin; Cristina Talbert; Lori Peterson Perez; Terry Canales; Marina De La Rosa; and Rachel Torres.  Have a fabulous week and I hope to see you soon!       

XoXo, April

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