Top 5 things I learned living in the UK
MNU Blogs: Michal / Thank You Notes
A Final Thought.
How NOT to use Land Gym
Oxford and Stonehenge
Time for cookies – a delicious theory!
Vlogging KC
Christmas And The Divided States of America
Northern Ireland
Finals Week

Top 5 things I learned living in the UK

Now that it is Christmas Break, I have gotten to reflect a lot on this past semester. Living abroad has taught me a lot of different things. When you are traveling through countries, you get a small taste for what that culture is like, but when you live somewhere you truly understand the culture and how different it is to your own. So here are the top 5 things I learned while living in England. 1. Brits love their tea. Like seriously. I have never seen so many people obsessed with one thing. They have it in the morning, after[…]

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A Final Thought.

Finals are over. But the Snapchats that I got screenshots of are forever. And golly gee did I collect some beautiful pictures that truly depict what MNU is like when finals week rolls around…


When you realize its finals week and you are not mentally, physically, or spiritually prepared for the week ahead…

Rico with the caption HELP over his face



When you start to study but the fates are just not on your side.

Fortune Cookie Fortune that says If it seems fates are against you today, they probably are



When distractions are a real problem. Especially if they come in the shape of a soft 20 pound cat!

Elisa holding a twenty pound cat instead of studying her finals



When your first final is over and your brain hurts real bad.

Catherine done with her first final and already dead



When there is nothing else to say…

Amanda and Lizzi pose silly for a finals picture



When you spend more time in the library than you do sleeping…

Catherine looking intense after being in the library for many hours



When you pray to the good Lord Baby Jesus that you can have the strength to make it to His birthday without falling apart…

Study guides with scripture written on them



When you get super hungry for food that is 1,612.6 miles away…

Alexis looking sad because she is hungry



When you complete your last final and are free!

Happy Christmas Break MNU! Now is the time to do nothing!

Patrick Star doing nothing


How NOT to use Land Gym

So, everyone knows that part of being healthy is exercising, right? Are you part of #TeamGetSwole? Are you looking to lose a pound or two? Is basketball your thing? It’s a good thing we have our own gym and work out facilities here at MNU! We find the gym to be a great place to exercise when stressed out, exercise when we’re happy, exercise when we’re sad, exercise when we’re furious, and exercise when we’re feeling no emotions at all. However, we DO suggest using land gym a bit differently than we do in this video…

Oxford and Stonehenge

Last weekend I went to Oxford and Stonehenge with Harriet. I was not aware of this, but Oxford is made up of 38 different colleges. We got to see a couple of them and just wondered around the town a little bit. We also got to have tea in this cute little coffee shop. The next day we got to travel down to see Stonehenge. My expectations were at first high, but then when I told all my English friends that I was going to see it they were all just like, “It’s literally a bunch of stones. Why do you want to see it?” However, It was really cool to see. They were also a lot bigger in person. I think it is definitely something everyone should see at least once in their lifetime!

Time for cookies – a delicious theory!

I recently realized that my cookie consumption increased drastically within the last two weeks. It wasn’t until today that I started wondering why. Maybe it was a certain craving or just the fact that they offer my favorite cookie kind in the store. What I do know is that cookies sound good at any time of the year, so why now? Here are my four thesis regarding my cookie consumption in December: I eat more cookies … 1.       On my birthday because…. It is my birthday! There is certainly no better reason that a special day like this. For someone[…]

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Christmas And The Divided States of America

This year, the most beautiful holiday comes into a rather divided world. Billions of people around the globe will be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ forgetting about all the troubles they have encountered lately. I feel like this year we need to embrace and remember the merit of Christmas more than ever, because all the things that Christmas should be about have been partly forgotten. We get so caught up in our jobs, social media, and school that the things that really matter suffer and then we suffer as well. So let’s take a look at some examples of the right Christmassy actions, values and emotions. 

Warning – All of the videos bellow may cause you a Christmassy mood that will not go away till January 1! Side effects include: uncontrolled laughing, crying, shopping fever, and edification.

The Rock making a real Christmas miracle for one family.

Christmas should be about fun. So whatever jumps at us, let’s just take it easy and with smile.

It’s important to know the background!

I don’t know how about you, but I am not in the Christmas mood until I watch Grinch! Btw, this year is the 50th anniversary of that green hairy dude!

Northern Ireland

This vlog is from when we went to Northern Ireland. We visited the first church in Ireland, Down Cathedral, Dundrum Castle, Mourne Mountains, Slieve Croob, The Dark Hedges, Giant’s Causeway, and a rugby match! We were visiting Northern Ireland because this is where Tristan is from. He was showing us around all of these places which was nice to have a free tour guide. Basically we traveled all over the country Thursday and Friday; Saturday we tried traditional Irish stew and saw a rugby match; and Sunday was Tristan’s birthday so we got to have a small party with his friends and family. It was a really great weekend!

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