Thursday, March 31, 2016

Roloff Round Up For March 2016

Here is a quick round up of various Roloff postings, news and discussion topics for the last few weeks:

Jeremy and Audrey Roloff are now vlogging on You Tube. They have their Beating50percent You Tube channel.

Their most recent video is called "Spring Break - The Roloff Siblings In Bend". Although Jacob and his girlfriend are not in Jeremy and Audrey's vlog, they did all get together in Bend, Oregon where Jeremy and Audrey live.

In the video Jeremy talks about his desire to start vlogging.

Zach to Jeremy: So you're going to start vlogging?

Jeremy: That's the plan. Do you think it's a good idea, Zach?

Zach: Yeah, vlogging is fun. You have the equipment, camera, the skills and the lifestyle that you can add enough content

Jeremy: I sure hope so. I'm just excited to do something that's not priority driven. Filming that's not on an agenda. So, basically just home videos.

Zach: Yeah, edited home video. True, edited home videos.

Jeremy: Yeah, Audrey and I have been talking about it. We grew up filming our entire lives filming for an agenda. So now I'm excited to film it for person reasons, just home videos that we happen to we're excited to start vlogging for home personal use and start documenting our life so we have the video and not a company.

On to other Roloffs...Jacob Roloff -- As has been discussed in the comments on our Blog, Jacob and his girlfriend got into another spat with a person commenting who posted a negative comment regarding their lack of jobs. Isabel implied that they just don't disclose if they have a job or not.

Two of the main criticisms of Jacob (and his girlfriend - Isabel) from some people right now is that they "don't have jobs" and of Jacob specifically, that he expressed his hatred for filming and for the show "Little People, Big World" yet still participated in filming after it was his decision to take part and appear or not. The Roloffs are currently filming for more episodes and the "Roloff Siblings get together in Bend" (with Jacob and Isable) is expected to appear on TLC. Both of those issues surfaced in the comments to Jacob's instagram.

Jacob posted this caption about reading a book a month:

My New Years resolution was to read one book a month; since January I've read 6 and in almost every single one of them a quote or reference to Rainer Maria Rilke was used. I was most intrigued by the first one I read, in The Bassoon King by @rainnwilson, who oddly enough was named after Rainer: "Have patience in everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day." Anyway, the same day Izzy was talking to me about wanting to write her own poetry, this book happened to be emailed to me as a recommendation from Amazon and I figured [insert pronoun] wanted her to write more, so I had to get it for her. #READMORELEARNMORE

lauracroz@jacobroloff45 What kind of work do you two do that allows for the travel?

jacobroloff45@lauracroz I've done work in the past for about 11 years, and most jobs after have been labor and short term engagements. It's more acceptable schedule to our desire to travel!

  • izzygarretonHow can you possibly even know that @mmstl314 we don't disclose every detail of our lives on here. No need for assumptions
  • mmstl314@izzygarreton Ohhh then you do work????
  • izzygarretonYes I do. Do I need to tell you where, the name of my boss, how much I make an hour and how many hours a week I work? Don't think you know everything because we don't post about it. @mmstl314
  • jacobroloff45@mmstl314 yes I have time, because I have money saved up from the show and I take FLEXIBLE jobs, non commitment jobs, and look! I'm happy and am apart of a loving family that's my own! That's more than I can say for you; a Spiritswander lackey who is so frustrated with their own existence you feel it's unfair others find it so easy to be happy. Well, I hope you find balance. Salaam
  • jacobroloff45@mmstl314 and? If I despise being filmed I can't take the money from the time I spent doing so, to get as far away as possible from that life? Rest assured I'm not SCARED of the cameras. I know how to handle them now, but as soon as I could I got my named crossed out on the contract. That doesn't mean appearing at events for my family means I'm also there for the cameras. It's a terrible coincidence, but again, I know who I am now in front of them.

Moving on...Amy Roloff has been doing some speaking engagements in Oklahoma and Kansas.

amyjroloffIn Wichita KS for a speaking engagement - Get Motivated. Love eating at local hangouts. So where's my steak, cowboy boots & hat & horse? Stay focus Amy you speak tomorrow

As usual, Amy is not a fan of flying, she tweeted a complaint about getting the middle seat on Southwest.. 

Flying southwest not fun when you don't book your ticket. Middle seat? Yuck!

Amy also tweeted that she was in court

Early morning already. Court. It's an intimating place Having good representation makes it a little better

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Roloff Family Update: February 2016 -- Jeremy and Audrey launch Marriage Website, Jacob Roloff Moves to California, New LPBW Episodes in March

Here is an update on some of the happenings with members of the Roloff Family recently:

The Roloffs have been filming and going on all the usual filming trips for new episodes that are set to air on TLC in March.

Amy posted this on her Facebook page in January:

Amy Roloff January 5, 2016 Facebook: Just a BIG Shout Out and Thank You to all of your for watching TLC LPBW all these years. Your support and encouragement are immeasurable. You ALL are awesome. Thanks ‪#‎TLC‬ for letting us tell our story. After 13 years and hundreds of episodes later Season 11 continues in March. Thank you everyone! Hope your new year is off to a great start.

The Roloffs have went on TLC filming trips to places such as Texas and Hawaii.

Matt posted on his Facebook page January 30th: HOUSTON. We have a problem... The Roloffs are in town! Enjoying a nice TexMex dinner with our friends from TLC.

Tori was posting pictures from Hawaii in early February to her Instagram account:

Enjoying the sunshine and a little break from school with my man 

On a sad note, Matt announced on Thursday February 18th, that his friend Pondo, owner of the Mad Greek Deli, passed away at age 49 due to a blood hemorrhage. Pondo appeared on some episodes of Little People, Big World, specifically in scenes with Matt discussing the state of his marriage to Amy. People familiar with Matt's Facebook page, would know that Matt often posted several photos of himself with Pondo at his restaurant.

Matt Roloff: Feb 18, 2016 - via Facebook:

"Today we buried my very close friend and confidant Pondo. Many of you might remember seeing him on several past episodes of our show over the years. He owned the Mad Greek Deli that I (our family) often visited. I wish I could tell you all.. the full story of my friend Pondo the Greek (Pantelis 'Pondo' Kosmos). He was an amazing friend, son, brother, husband and father. He was an undisputed pillar in our community. Everyone far and wide loved his friendship and larger then life persona. With that said... No one loved him more then his family and his strong and beautiful wife Lori their 5 children. We lost Pondo last Sunday at the young age of 49 to a sudden blood hemorrhage. Pondo was an Inspiration and bright light to everyone who knew him. The Funeral service today was PACKED. Hundreds and hundreds of people poured into the standing room only church as a great testament and honor for exactly how this man lived his life. Many wonderful things were said about him... His mother Anna said to me today, between her tears of grief ... She said .... "Matt, thanks for being Pondos friend" ... She went on to say .."I must have done something right to raise such a man who is so Loved by so many people"! Yes Anna (and Tom). You certainly did!! As we hold Lori and the family up In our arms and prayers ... We thank you Pondo for simply being You! May God Bless you and your family. Google his story"

Zach Roloff, who rarely interacts with fans, posted on his Instagram asking fans to come to a fundraiser where the money will go to support Zach's dwarf soccer team:

Zach Roloff, Feb 18, 2016 via Instagram:

"Hey everyone if you're in the Portland/Beaverton area on March 5th I am putting on a soccer fundraiser for dwarf athletics! I am bringing together some of the best soccer players who are diagnosed with dwarfism from around the United States and Canada to play against a local competitive team! Come join us for a night of fun, support, and great soccer! Check out the link in my profile for more information and to purchase your tickets! See you there!!"

Meanwhile, Jeremy and Audrey recently launched their new marriage website:

From their website:

Hey friends, we are Jeremy and Audrey Roloff. Beating 50 Percent is our marriage blog. Here you will find videos, photos, and writings that inspire covenant marriages. Marriages that are undividedly devoted, completely committed, persistently selfless, value-centered, joy-filled, and love-based. Beating 50 Percent is about having better than average marriages, and giving more than 50% to your spouse. Let’s be compelled to give more, serve more, learn more, play more, seek more, and love more, always more, as we share stories and insights from married couples around the world. Join the conversation by commenting on posts or responding on our feeds! 

With love, 
The Roloffs

Jacob Roloff, 19, recently moved to Arcata, California with his girlfriend Isabel, who posted this picture on her Instagram:

Isabel (Jacob's girlfriend) via her Instagram:

Got myself a mint house

Here is one of Jacob's recent tweets:

Jacob Roloff via Twiter:

@ffoloR_bocaJ Feb 7 I wish I got into art, writing, poetry, music or some form of expression early on. Thats one thing I'm looking forward to changing in Arcata

And Jacob Roloff on Instagram:

Jacob Roloff Feb 21, 2016 via Instagram:

"I started this book 10 hours ago and pretty much read it non stop until finishing. It's the first book I've read by Noam Chomsky and after finishing I looked up some other books by him and if he still gives talks anywhere and although he goes all around the world I really want to attend a closer one in person. And attend one for all the other great speakers and writers I'm aware of & think highly of before they start passing away. I wish I could've seen Terence McKenna but he passed away when I was only 4, so I'm going to #squandernottheseopportunities "

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Roloff Christmas 2015

Merry Christmas from Spiritswander!

Here is a sampling of various Roloffs and people associated with the Roloffs, Christmas postings to social media:

Matt Roloff via Facebook:

Matt Roloff:  A very very Merry Christmas everyone. Love, peace and Joy to the World... From Little People, Big World

Amy Roloff via Facebook, Instagram and twitter:

Amy Roloff: Whew! Made it to Christmas Eve Service. Breathe, allow Jesus peace take over & still in awe of Christmas🎄 A precious gift

Amy Roloff: I love singing the traditional Christmas carols at church. The tradition still has an impact for me. The gift of Jesus. Do you know it?

A wonderful way to end Christmas Day w/ family & friends and thinking of those not here. Gifts given & unwrapped, conversations abound, gathering around the table... The simple things often have the most impact. Joy Peace Love! What a wonderful great day. Now all is quite, the last of the Christmas music plays, Felix by my side Thinking - as this year closes a new year begins again. 2016 what will you bring? Auld Lang Syne
😘 #secondact #bringinthenewyear#newyearnewbeginning #peoplewhoneedpeople#christmasdinner #startingallover

Jeremy Roloff via Facebook, Instagram and twitter:

Jeremy Roloff: 

jeremyjamesroloffMerry Christmas from the Roloff's! Celebrating the birthday of a boy who rewrote our future.

Audrey Roloff via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter:

Audrey Roloff: If you subscribe to my blog, you should have received our Christmas card today!!! If you have a Christmas card you would like to share with us we would be honored. E-mail a photo of your card to! I would love to put a face to my followers
💗 Merry Christmas to everyone!!!! Stay tuned for the unveil of the gifts jer and I made each other!!!‪#‎merrychristmas‬ ‪#‎journeyofjerandauj‬ ‪#‎theroloffs‬ ‪#‎christmas‬ ‪#‎inbend‬‪#‎oursecondchristmas‬

Audrey Roloff: MERRY CHRISTMAS we've been in our pajamas all day...onsies actually... We are very thankful and brimming over with joy on this day that marks the birth of our Savior. We are thankful that we get to recieve the gift of Christ. The greatest gift. Not just this day, but every day: life with Him marked by abundance peace and joy. ‪#‎alwaysmore‬ ‪#‎christmaspjs‬ ‪#‎christmas‬ ‪#‎onsies‬‪#‎pinethekitty‬ ‪#‎inbend‬ ‪#‎theroloffs‬ ‪#‎journeyofjerandauj‬

Zach Roloff via Instagram:

Zach Roloff: Tori once again putting on a awesome annual Christmas party!!! 

Tori Roloff via Instagram

Tori Roloff: Merry Christmas from the Roloffs! We hope you and your family are well and have a wonderful holiday season! Happy birthday Jesus!!  #inspectorsullivan #storyofzachandtori -

Jacob Roloff via Instagram

Jacob Roloff: Tree#1 w/ @isabelsofiagarreton

Isabel (Jacob's girlfriend) via Instagram and Twitter

Trying to get these three to cooperate for this matching sweater photo was a lot more complicated than it should have been but we managed... @toriroloff with the skills

Isabel: Under the mistletoe