Monday, November 29, 2010


I am really sorry that it has been such a long time! I have been so busy. I know this is always my excuse, but trying to graduate, being pregnant, senior project, Thanksgiving and so much homework to do has made me a very busy person. So, I have a lot of pictures to share!

My senior project show of Twelfth Night went really well. We had a really large audience and so many professors told me how surprised they were by how good it was. Professor Stoddard told me it was the best understood [by the audience] Shakespeare play that had been done at SVU. I consider that quite an accomplishment, as that was one of my goals.

Here are some pictures taken by Mariel Kunz during the show:

Kyle Nielsen as Feste with Olivia played by my own sister, Jessica Messman.
Viola played by Mikaela ByrdMaria (Jessie Jolley) and Sir Toby Belch (Michael Taylor)

Sir Andrew (Chanson Hardy), Feste (Kyle), and Sir Toby (Michael)
Orsino (Bruce Fuentes) and Viola (Mikaela)Malvolio played by Nathan TaylorViola and OliviaMalvolio and Olivia
End of the show with me on stage--cause they wanted me to go up...

I am so glad my show is over, but also had a lot of fun doing it and am so thankful for the actors that did such a wonderful job.

Tyler and I went on the Historic Virginia trip over Thanksgiving with the school, because we needed to use our travel vouchers and I have always wanted to go to Williamsburg.
Here are some pictures from the trip:

Berkeley Plantation (Wednesday-24th):
By the James River on the Berkeley Plantation---so much happened on this one plantation! Revolutionary War, President lived here, signer of the Declaration of Independence, used by the North as a camp during the Civil war and so much more!
Here I am at 37 weeks!

By the River
On the plantation grounds

The Main house on the plantation

Williamsburg (Thursday-Thanksgiving!):

Governor's Palace in Williamsburg
Tyler walking the historic streets

Jamestown (Friday-26th):
Indian VillageMe inside an Indian house

Tyler inside James Fort
Recreated ships of the original three that landed in VirginiaTyler sitting in one of the bunks on the ship

We loved the recreated Jamestown Settlement. It was really well done and they had people there doing things like cooking, butchering pigs, running a ship and Indians tanning hides. I really liked watching the Jamestown ladies cooking over a fire--I like cooking and they had to put in a lot of work to make a pie or whatever they were making.

Williamsburg (Saturday-27th):
We were back in Williamsburg on Saturday and saw so many neat buildings!Tyler and I trying to get a picture of ourselves.

We really enjoyed Williamsburg and going to such a historic place. We learned about Colonial jails, courthouses, coffee houses, gardens, politics and so much more. It was a wonderful trip and we feel so lucky that we were able to go.

On our way home we got a Christmas tree with Jessica and Ricky at a Christmas tree farm in between Lexington and Staunton. It was a lot fun and a really cold, sunny day. We have our tree up and our house all decorated (pictures will be up soon, unless I have the baby before then). I am so excited for Christmas...especially since our baby will be here! I am feeling great, but am getting anxious to meet our baby. At the same time, I really need to finish all of my school stuff so I can graduate. Whatever the case, she should be here within the next 2 weeks or so!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had a lot of fun. I know what you mean about being crazy busy... I felt the same way.