Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bad to Good

I felt like I should write something but I don't know what to write about....

Do you ever have those days where everything was great and then it instantly turns to crap? That's my day today.

My friend Megan went ice fishing today... I think that that would be fun... but I hate the cold.

My friend Jessica is now officially 16 years of age... Katie will be 16 in less than a week.... Megan will be 16 in June and Myself... not until the very end of August... Darn.

I love my life! I have so many things to grateful for....

1. My mommy

2. My daddy

3. My sister

4. My brotherS

5. My wonderful friendS

6. The gosple

7. My young women's leaderS

8. My teacherS

9. My house no MY HOME

10. My knowledge

11. technology

12. My dog... even though she's a pain in the butt.

These are a few of my many blessings and I am very grateful for all of them!
Have a very happy new year! Make it a good one!

Bow Baby

Monday, December 21, 2009

My Little Brother!

He is 12years old and he is the BOMB!!!!! I love him so very much! He's the best for a couple of reasons...

1. He lets me cuddle with him.

2. He makes me laugh.

3. He is always happy.

4. He let my choir(all girls) sing santa baby to him in front of all the choir classes.

5. He is willing to help me with everything.

6.He reaches the tall shelves for me(he is shorter thatn I am but he is more willing to climb on the counters than I am. :)).

7. He is very gentleman like. Meaning he lets ladies go first and so on.

8. He is very strong on the gosple.

9. He is a wonderful example to me and everyone that he meets.

10. He teaches me to love life and I thank him for that!

I love you lots and lots Lando!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I was in our school musical, and we did the play AIDA. It was onederful!!!!!!! I had so much fun! and I met new people and I now have tons and tons of friends! One of my friends names is Quint.
I need to clarify that I've known him since 2nd grade. We have always been really good friends. I got to know him a little bit better over the time I was in the play and I learned a few things...

1. He is a total flirt.

2. He makes me smile a lot! I love that!

3. He is one of the best guy friends I've ever had because he's just so dang funny.

4. He treats women, girls, and children with respect and at the high school that is a HUGE thing!

5. He is very helpful if you ask him to do something he will do it without question. He just says "Yes of course I'll help" (no joke)

He is the best!
I also met Mariah Pugmire. She is in my choir class and she is my mentor but also she was Taylor's friend last year and this year too. I have fell "in love" with her! She is my new best friend! For a couple of reasons...

1. She is beautiful but doesn't think so... in other words she is very humble.

2. She is always happy! She makes everyone around her smile and that makes me happy inside!

3. She is LDS. Which is always a big bonus, she sticks to her standards and so she is a great example to me!

4. She is kind to everyone!

I have met so many other people(I got a new "sister" during this play! She's the bomb!) that I have come to love and appreciate! I wish I could name them all and tell you what I love about them but it would take me hours to type!
I have loved being in this show and I love that I made new friends! I hope they will remember me as much as I will remember them!

Bow Baby!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Seeing that Thanksgiving is coming up soon I want to say thanks to a few people...

1. My Mommy, she is wonderful! The other day I wanted to go and see my friends school play and she took me. She has always been a great example to me! I love you lots and lots!

2. My Daddy, he is super great! He is always willing to teach me and he reminds me to be better. I love you daddy!

3. My siblings, even though sometimes they get on my nerves, they are always there for me when I need them! And I will always be grateful for that!

4. My teachers, not only at school but at church too. They are all amazing! And I'm grateful that they take the time to teach me.

5. My wonderful friends, they always know how to make me laugh! I love them! I don't know what my life would be like without them.

6. My grandparents, all of them are marvelous! They always make me smile and I hope I make them smile as well! I love you all so so so much!

7. Anyone who doesn't fall under any of these categories, I'm sorry I left you out! I love you all!

Thank you one and all for always being there for me! You don't know how much it means to me to have such wonderful people like yourselves in my life! You always make life go easier. I love you all and hope very much that you will always remember it! Happy Thanksgiving!

The Bow Baby

Thursday, October 29, 2009

"I" vs. "Him"

how many times do you think you say "I" in one day?
I was talking to my best friend earlier today and she has a teacher who is in the army and they e-mail eachother all the time. she was telling me that he has seemed really depressed lately. She didn't know how to respond to his last e-mail and so I had her read it to me a couple times and I realizthat not once in that e-mail did he say "I" or "me". I find that very impressive. He talked about them and we and us but never once I.
I can't help but think what courage that must take. To only ever think of others. How do you do that? How can you just forget yourself and only think about the people you love and the people who love you?
I love all of my friends and family and even just my acquaintances. but I can't think of one day that I only thought of them. He thinks of only these people. People he doesn't even know. He worries for them and fights for them. If only everyone in the world had that piece of mind.If only everyone cared. What would the world be like then? Peaceful? Safe? Scary? Unsafe? Happy?
How many times do you think you say "I" in one day?
I know that I say it a lot. I hope that doesn't make me selfish. I hope to be more like this man who can think of one else but the people he loves and some people he doesn't even know. I think we should all be more like him and remember to love everyone and care for them.
Bow Baby

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I had my first choir conceret yesterday night. It was amazing! We did so well! Or at least that's what everyone kept telling us. I was very impressed with us! I think the best part was how I felt afterword. I felt peaceful and happy! And we all looked Beautiful!!!!!!
We have these amazing dresses that are super bright blue! They make you go "WOW! WHAT A COLOR!" It is supper Spectacular! I love it! We were all very beautiful not only in looks but in sound too. We blended and we did our four part harmony very well! I'm so enthusiastic about it if you couldn't all ready tell!
Well that's all! If you missed the memo don't worry my mom will most likley be putting pictuers on her blog soon. If not ask her about it! :) happy face!

Bow Baby!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

My New Goal

So my friends came over and stayed a lot later than was expected... actually 2 of them slept over! It was so much fun! I was glad to see my friends!
Now the topic of the day: Cooking
I have found that I love to cook, and bake. I find it very relaxing. My mom likes it a lot too, I think... because now that I cook, she doesn't have to!
Anyway, the other day I made chicken for dinner. IT WAS AMAZING!!! I am so proud of myself! Even my little brother who doesn't like anything, LOVED IT!!!! Isn't that cool! I thought it was!
My favorite part about cooking is that I can make things that I can eat, and that my family will love! I hope that sooner or later I will become one of the best chef's ever!
My New Goal:
To become better at cooking throughout the comming year!

Bow Baby

Friday, October 2, 2009


I get to see my friends from Entheos today!!!! Hooray!!!! I haven't seen them in what seems like forever! I think it's been 5 months. That is a long time to be away from friends. And in girl years it's like 5 years! That is a supper long time!
I love my friends and I am so excited to see them! They should be here any minute and I am so giddy that I can't sit still! How pathetic is that! But I don't care if it's pathetic, I'm to siked to care!
I'll let you know how much fun we had after they leave!
EEK!!!!!!! I'm so hyper! I can't wait!!!

Bow Baby!!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

LOVING Choir!!!!

I am taking a choir class at school... I love it!!!! I love the fact that everyone in the choir can sing. I love the fact that we are all girls so it is OK to be yourself and everyone is themselves... for the most part. I love my teacher, his name is Kelly DeHahn. If you do not know who that is you are totally missing out, he is wonderful. I absolutely love him! (In all the appropriate ways of course.) I love that when we sing a song really super well DeHahn Smiles this huge grin that goes from ear to ear, and his eyes light up and you can totally feel the spirit! I love that feeling, the feeling that you did something right and you are now being rewarded for it. I love the friends I've made in my class. At the beginning of the year I didn't think I would make friends but I did and I love them all very much! They all have sweet spirits and you can feel their happy spirits as soon as they walk in the door. I love that! I love the music that we are singing! I love that it is a challenge for all of us to get out of our comfort zones and try something new! I just love my choir class and I'm so glad that the class is all year long! So all in all I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE my choir class!!!!!!

Bow Baby

Saturday, September 12, 2009

School Play

I tried out for my school's play... I think I did pretty good. I sang 'You Can't Stop the Beat' from 'Hairspray'. It was lots of fun!
Well I found out that the call back list was posted but I didn't know where it was, so I don't know how I did or when call backs are. I sure hope I didn't miss them. That would be so upsetting!
The play we are doing is AIDA. It has wonderful! I absolutly love the music!
Well that is all I can think of for today.
Oh and my grandparents are in town! We had lunch with them today! It was great!

Bow Baby!

Friday, September 4, 2009


I love music! I love to sing! And most of all I love to be with people who are willing to listen to my not so great voice. I love being able to show off every once and a while.
In my history class the other day my teacher asked us if we had to explaine ourselves through a song what song would it be? Well I couldn't figure it out...
For our school musical this year we are doing Aida. I have fallen in love with this play! My favorite song is "My Strongest Suite".
So I was listening to it today and decited that I am the exact oppisite of this song. I like myself for who I am. But Ithink that because I'm so oppisite that this is thesong that I would choose for my assignment. I don't really understand that but that is what I would do.
Do you ever have those days where you just want to sing all day? Well that was my day on Thursday. I wanted to go aroud singing and dancing all day long! Ihave found that music is the best way for me to express myself. If I coud I would go aroud singing all day! Sometimes I just wish that life was a musical so everyone could sing and dance and you could break out in song and every one would know the words and you could express yourself beautifuly. You wouldn't be wierd for singing in that halls at school, the teachers could sing your lesson to you. Don't you think that that would be so cool!
It makes me happy to listen to music or to just sing. I find it realxing. The best part of my day is usually when I cone home and can get on to my playlist and listen to my music, and most the time sing along.
Everyone has something that makes them feel great and mine is music.
What is yours?
Do you have one?
If not then you should find something that you can do when you've just had one of those days.
I love music! I love to sing! I just love life! You should to!
Bow Baby

Monday, August 31, 2009

Holy Cow!

I had no idea that I would ever have so much homework in my life! High School is harder then I thought. But even though I have tons of homework everyday I'm Loving every second of my school days. I have classes that I don't like but who doesn't? Right?
I have great teachers and lots of great kids in my classes. Plus I have amazing parents and siblings who are very willing to help me with every thing that I need help with. To add on top of the good things... I haven't beeen sick since aproximatly july 14th give or take a few days. That is one of the longest times I've gone without being sick. Isn't that GREAT! I'm very happy about that if you couldn't tell.
In my Lang. Arts class the other day we did this thing... I don't remember what they are called but... you can only write 6 words. It doesn't matter how long the words are or how many sylables there are it just matters that there is 6 words no more no less. So it was like telling a story in 6 words is how my teacher explained it. And we were telling the stories of our lives. We had to come up with 6 words that decribed us... Mine was... Life, Live it, Love it, Wonderful!
I was thinking about that... and I decited that my life is wonderful! for 8 reasons...
1) I have a family that will be my family forever and always!
2) My family loves me very much and I love them!
3) I have Spactacular friends, that would do anything and everything for me and I would do the same for them!
4) I can get an education anywhere I go in the U.S.
5) I have the gosple that makes my life a whole lot more easy!
6) I have a beautiful home where I can feel safe and like I don't have to be anyone but myself there!
7) I can be myself anywhere I go, because I feel like I don't have to be anyone else! I will give an example of that... My friends came over to my house on Friday and we dressed up in prom dresses that we have and we walked to Maceys just because we felt like it. It was way fun incase anyone was wondering!
8) I have talents that I can share with everyone! I love being able to help people and with my talents I can help others!
So life is Marvelous! And that is that!
Bow Baby!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

First Day

Well it's been a couple days since I've bloged... It's because school seems like it's been taking up all my time. The first two days were very crazy. You were in one class and when you finally felt comfortable the bell rang for you to go to your next class. You were running up and down the stairs all day long and when you got home you felt so exuasted. Then you had Young Womens and had to read Mississippi Trial and only had two days to do it(I did get it finnished though). Friday was the first day that was normal and it wasn't really normal because we were on assembly schulde. It was nuts but very fun. I am very excited for high school. I hope it is as good as I think it will be.
Bow Baby

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I went to my first day of "school" today. Ok it wasn't really school it was orientation. but it was still scary. I am SOOOO glad that my older brother will be there to help me! But I am way excited to go to High School!
Well being at the school wasn't exactly my idea of a great birthday. But it wasn't bad I had fun and I met new people. I left shortly after I got home and I went to my cousins house. She had some hand-me-downs for me. I love hand-me-downs! Not only did I get some new clothes but I got to see my Auntie J.! She has recently moved to Bosie and I haven't seen her in forever! Well that's all for now.
Bow Baby

Monday, August 24, 2009


I love being at home. Our Hilladay was great but being home is always the best.
Day 1
We traveled 6 hours to get to Jackson Hole. It felt a lot longer than that. When we got there we unpacked the car. We were in cabins instead of tents. That was nice. We made dinner and then went and played in the water. We just kind-of hung out the rest of the day.
Day 2
We woke up. We all got showers. We made then ate breakfast. Played a little bit then ate lunch after lunch we got all sunscreened up and we went White Water Rafting. Our guides name was Owen. He was very good at his job. After that we went to Bar J Wranglers.
If you don't know what that is I will explain... The short version... Dinner and a show. That was way supper fun and the food was wonderful. We got "home" about ten o'clock and went right to bed.
Day 3
We woke up bright and early, got showers and ate breakfast. Derictly after cleaning up breakfast we went on a two hour horseback ride. That was probally my favorite part of the trip. I want a horse. I would name him Boots if I had one. After horseback riding we ate lunch and then played in the river. We went to yellowstone national park and we just drove. We went and saw Old Faithful and drove back. It was really late everyone was sore and Landon felt sick. We were all bedside in just a few minutes of ariving back at the cabin.
Day 4
We travled home. We learned that we had taken the long way around and decited that we would go the short way home. We got home in 5 hours give or take a few minutes.We unloaded and un packed and then My sister and my dad started Treasure Island. I got bored of that soon so then I decited that we sould make smores in the microwave. We all did. We finnshed Treasure Island and then shortly after that I went to bed.
All in all it was a wonderful trip. But I really do love being Home.
Bow Baby

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


first off I should explain what a Hilladay is. Pretty much it is a day or a weeked that we spend as a family. We have it every year in August. We all love the Hilladays. They are a fun way to get to know eachother and to just have fun. Now that I have explained...
For our Hilladay this year we are going to Jackson Hole in Woyoming. We will be taking two cars. Buzz and Roxanne(we name our cars after disney charaters) Buzz is an Infinity, and Roxanne is a Miada. My little brother and I have been argueing over who gets to ride with my older sister in Roxanne. I want to not just because it's a cute car but because I love to spend time with my sister.
My little brother on the other hand just wants to ride because it's a "hot" as he would say, car. he despises my sister and they both know it...
What am I suppose to do? He won't leave me alone about it. It is getting annoying!
Last time I told you we were going to Cali. he says that if I get it the whole way to Jackson and back he gets it from utah to cali. and back. does that sound fair to anyone? If so please let me know and please give reasons why you think it's fair.
Anyway...I hope it will end up being a fun trip and that my little brother and I get along. Knock on wood... Talk to you in a few days. I'll tell you all about my trip.
Bow Baby

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Something New

Hello, my name is Ashtyn. It is said ash-tin. It is quite simple but many people get it wrong. I am starting this blog so that I can have something to do. I have been really bored this summer, and now everything is kind-of rushing at me. We are doing our family Hilladay this week, and then in one week from today it will be my birthday, the day after my birthday will be my first day of high school... I think that that is a little to much to throw at a 14 year old.
For the past three years I have been attending a charter school called Entheos (N-thee-O-s) Academy. So I only know 3 people that I will be going to school with. Entheos was a tiny school. you could walk the entire thing in less then a minute. SMALL! West Jordan High School has two levels and seems much much much larger than Entheos. You should be able to see why I'm worried. My parents and older siblings say that I will do just fine because I have no trouble making friends... but I am scared to death! How in the world am I going to do this?!?!
Oh and did I mention that I had a summer reading project that I didn't know about until a week ago. I started reading the book that I thought I was soppose to be reading, then when I was in about 12 chapters I realized that the book I was reading was the juniors summer reading. All I have to do is read a book of my choice then write a two page paper on it... that's not hard but I wish I would have known earlier.
I know that even though this is going to be a new and different experiance, I will welcome it with open arms. This will be a marvelous year for me and I know it. This year will contain something new to learn, something new to understand, it will simply be something new.