| March 6, 2009

I haven’t ever had the desire to take up skateboarding. My knowledge is limited to, it’s a board with wheels, people do tricks and my last name makes every teenage Skateboarder drool with envy.   That’s pretty much it.  I suppose that will soon change because Sarah has decided to take up skateboarding.  So I’ve started […]

New painting

| February 25, 2009

A new piece from the imagination of Sarah.

All I want for Christmas…

| February 25, 2009

This past summer Sarah lost all 4 of her bottom teeth but her top teeth have been hanging on for dear life.  Today she had a dentist appointment and he suggested removing them.  So, in no time she’s back to being toothless and looking just like the folks back home.

Heart Pizza

| February 25, 2009

Sarah sees hearts everywhere.  Clouds, leaves, stones… potato chips all become hearts in her eyes.  Sunday we made pizzas.

Painting a box

| February 23, 2009

After replacing our pool pump I saved the box which it arrived in for Sarah to play with.  After a couple of days playing with it in everyway possible we decided it could be a lot more fun if we were to paint it.  So, out came the paint and in no time we had […]

Pickin’ and Grinin’

| February 21, 2009

So, Sarah recieve a really nice guitar for Christmas this year and while I’m sort of a mediocre musician I have been trying to teach her how to play.  She doesn’t like to practice very much at this stage because it hurts her fingers; but I think as she gets a little better more inspiration might follow.  So, […]

String Figures by Sarah

| February 19, 2009

Making ginger bread cookies

| December 23, 2007

Getting ready for Christmas and into her work with some gingerbread cookies where process is more important than product.   

Help with writing practice…

| December 23, 2007

Getting a little a help with writing practice with our pet tortoise.

Coke and Mentos

| December 23, 2007

Here is a picture of Sarah and her Coke and Mentos experiement.   


| November 6, 2007

For the past couple of years Sarah has hinted around at her desire to be a Princess for Halloween.  We usually try to side track that desire and say something like… “Oh… everyone dresses as a princess… why don’t you think of something a little more interesting”.  She’ll agree and then comes up with something else far more […]

New Life Mask Project

| October 9, 2007

We re-made the life mask that we made a couple of weeks ago.  The dog got ahold of the first one and ate off the nose so we weren’t ever able to make the plaster positive.  This one came out much better since she knew what to expect this time and didn’t move quite as much.  […]

Fly Tying

| October 3, 2007

Sarah and I have been busy lately tying flies.  For me it’s a cathartic activity to wile away the hours or months when I can’t fish . Sarah seems to have a real knack for it and I wouldn’t be surprised if she became a real pro.  She can sit at the vise for an amazingly long […]

Horseback Riding

| September 28, 2007

We couldn’t spend the summer in cowboy country without a little ride on the range.  It wasn’t looking like we’d have the chance until one of our friends from the Church offered to take us out on a few of his horses just the day before we left.  It was a great close to a great summer […]

Climbing Sheep Rock

| September 28, 2007

I’ve just been going through some photos I took towards the end of the summer in Montana.  Stuff I never got around to posting and wanted to share.  The camp sat just below a large and jagged peak called Sheep Rock.  There is a way to reach the summit by hiking in from the back […]

Making a life mask…

| September 27, 2007

Tonight Sarah and I made a life mask for her.  She had a great time and once it dries we can use it to make a positive of her face in plaster and then as a mold for a mask or prosthetic make up.  It took about 30 minutes and I might add that it […]

Back home and all together…

| September 27, 2007

    I realized today that Sarah and I have been home now for a month!    It’s been a bit difficult to return to our normal life and schedule after having spent the summer in Montana.  With the exception of being separated from Emily is was a fantastic and transforming summer.  We’ve been taking it easy and just […]

The Fly Fishing Kid

| September 27, 2007

Living on the bank of one of the best trout rivers in the country this summer was really a dream come true.  While I had many great mornings and evenings feeding my passion for fly fishing without a doubt the best part was being able to share this passion with Sarah.  Watching her begin to fly fish, […]


| July 16, 2007


Some catching up

| July 16, 2007

I realize it’s been a while since I made a post.  I assure you it’s not for the lack of things to write about.  Sarah and I are having a great summer in Montana and if it weren’t for Mommy, the dogs and the cat… we might never leave.  Sarah has been a bit resistant […]

Spring, means gardening…

| April 5, 2007

 I’ve been busy lately installing a drip irrigation system in the backyard.  For the last couple of years most of my attempts at growing something green have failed.  Hand watering in the desert is a losing battle.  So I’m putting in a micro drip system.  A lot of work but it will be worth it. I […]

Look… no training wheels!

| April 5, 2007

Last summer we couldn’t quite get rid of those training wheels but she hit the road with a vengance this spring and now she’s ready for the tour de france.   Since Sarah wants to ride her bike 24/7, I figured I’d finally get around to getting a bicycle so we can ride together.  I’ve wanted […]

For Immediate Release

| February 1, 2007

  . Sarah Thrasher writes, illustrates and publishes her first story book THE CAT AND THE FISH, now with Print-on-Demand Availability at January 31, 2007 – Sarah Thrasher draws on a personal experience with the story THE CAT AND THE FISH in conjunction with Lulu (, the world’s fastest-growing provider of print-on-demand books.  THE […]

Sarah’s Art

| January 28, 2007

Tree and Flower

The world on a string…

| January 20, 2007

      I love string figures and use them in my storytelling.  String figures can be found from cultures all over the world; the Navajo, the Maori, the Arctic Inuites and many others.  There are literally 1000s of figures to be discovered and learned. Sarah has caught the string bug and knows quite a few figures herself.  I […]

Podcast #1

| January 12, 2007

For Christmas we recorded a CD of Christmas music and stories.  A Thrasher Family Christmas. It was for the most part Emily (brilliant as usual) singing Christmas Carols which you can hear a few of on her website.   A couple of my stories were included and this brilliant rendition of Jingle Bells.  Play


| January 4, 2007

Here are a couple of recent art pieces by Sarah.  The flowers are done with colored inks on sized watercolor paper with long bristle brushes. Then textured with splatter from an old toothbrush.  The butterfly is watercolor.  We first painted cut a pattern from a piece of clipart.  Then traced the pattern onto a watercolor block.  Using watercolors textured with salt […]

Child Theology

| December 26, 2006

“Mary you have found favor with God.  You will be with child and give birth to a Son.  And you are to give him the name Jesus”.  Luke 1:30 Sarah had a small part in our Family/Youth Christmas Eve service at Church.  She was to be the voice of the Holy Spirit or Angel which would […]

Snakes at Christmas

| December 23, 2006

Written by: Sarah Thrasher Aug. 2005 Age 4 I was reminded of this story Sarah dictated to Granny Vee last year. Once there was a long snake who was trying to find food for her brothers and sisters and husband and grandmother and papa.   When something happened, she slithered right into a hole that […]

A Homemade Christmas

| December 22, 2006

Click on the thumbnail to view larger image.   Santa’s Workshop It’s been a busy few weeks.  Emily and I decided we would make everything this year.  Well… it seemed like a good idea at the time.  We could have used a few elves this year.

New Family Member

| December 22, 2006

  Click on the thumbnails to view larger images  Well it took them a while but they finally wore me down.  I am a notorious dog man and with my tongue in my cheek usually scoff at cats and cat people.  However, this Christmas I broke down (being the sap that I am) and got Sarah […]

Our Homeschool Studio

| December 22, 2006

We have this great big room that is supposed to be a game room.  It’s as big as a two car garage and since we didn’t need a game room… naturally, we made it into our Homeschool/Studio.  It still needs paint on the wall but we haven’t decided what to do yet.  I’m going to install a bunch […]

Shadow Puppet Theatre

| December 22, 2006

We build this shadow puppet theatre for 4 Advent dramas at our Church.  Each of the four Sunday’s in Advent was a different part of the Nativity story.  Week one was the three Kings following the star, week two were the Shepherds traveling, week three was Joseph and Mary on the road to Bethlehem and […]

To My Child

| November 16, 2006

Just for this morning, I am going to smile when I see your face and laugh when I feel like crying. Just for this morning, I will let you choose what you want to wear, and smile and say how perfect it is. Just for this morning, I am going to step over the laundry, […]

Putting up Jam

| November 13, 2006

We’ve been making a lot of jam this season, getting ready for Christmas. Sarah really enjoys spending time in the kitchen. I’ve found by asking her go to the cupboard and get different ingredients forces her to read the labels.  Great reading practice.  I sort of stack the card by secretly organizing things first.  I place […]

Butter Making

| November 13, 2006

Sarah and I had a little lesson about being thankful and not taking things for granted.  We made butter from scratch… sans the cow of course.    What a surprise it was to her that butter didn’t always come in a little plastic tub.   Seeing the time and energy it takes to accomplish the simplest […]

Halloween 2006

| November 1, 2006

This year Sarah decided she wanted to be a flower… and if I’m envolved you can’t just be a “Flower”.  So, three versions and five days later, this is what we came up with.  The mask is built on a plastic hair band with a wire skeleton.  The pot is secured with suspenders and a […]