Matt Roloff and his staff sent out a newsletter today dated August 2010.
And just because our visitors have come to expect some Spirtswander commentary on Matt's Newsletter and to point out any discrepancies from what Matt says compared to the version of events that we hear -- Matt isn't saying too much here update wise so there's not too much to dispute or to agree about for that matter.
The one part that I'd clarify is about Jeremy and Zach.
"Jeremy and Zach have enjoyed re-connecting with their good friends again after their first year out of high school. Their favorite summer past time has been telling stories after dark around the campfire about crazy college life, new jobs and of course, "girls", sometimes till the wee hours of the morning. "
We'll leave it up to you if you believe that Jeremy and Zach's favorite past time as they head towards 21 years of age is telling stories after dark...but we will point out that there isn't much "re-connecting" with their good friends to do other than when Jeremy and Zach return from a vacation. Most of their good friends go to PCC with them...the only one of their good friends that was at a 4 year college or University and moved away was Scott LeSage, who we hear spent most of the summer still there (in Corvallis, Oregon). So there is not a whole lot of "catching up" to do since they still see most of their good friends all year round anyhow and their first year out of high school has basically been an extension of high school (with a lighter course load in college).
Probably the biggest change for the Roloffs or at least Jeremy, was this. As a friend of Jeremy's Jacob Mueller (who of course, most fans know as Jeremy's best friend - they are almost inseparable), told us; Mueller moved to eastern Oregon for the summer to prepare for a fire-fighting job but spent most of the summer waiting to be needed -- Jeremy visited him a few times when he wasn't traveling himself (Oasis of the Seas luxury cruise, Nashville LPA and BVI yacht/skydiving vacation). Zach and Molly also joined Jeremy to visit Mueller. I'm not sure that would qualify as the type of reconnecting that Matt implies.
There probably could have been a few more details of interest to fans that isn't touched on in Matt's newsletter, but as I think most fans have figured out, there is a lot the Roloffs don't share for a variety of reasons.
Other players in the Indoor Soccer center that plays against Zach and Jeremy's team in the adult league have told us that Zach has suffered a couple of concussions playing. One, apparently from a rather violent collision with a big guy on the opposing team. However, as everyone knows when it comes to Zach, nothing can stop or deter Zach from his love of soccer and playing. Injury schm-injury! Zach always plays again.
Regardless of that, here is Matt's newsletter sent to all email subscribers:
We are thrilled to announce that our "NEW" Roloff Family website is ready for launch! Being on our email list makes YOU very important to us and we appreciate you being a loyal fan & friend. Be some of the first visitors to preview our new website when you click the link at the end of this newsletter!
We hope you were able to catch our 200th episode of Little People Big World (that aired last May).... Five seasons and 6 years later and still, we remain committed to allow the filming of our lives and adventures so that we can share them with you.
Thank you again for joining us on this one of a kind journey... we hope you will enjoy our new season of episodes that will premiere September 6th.
So.....what is new here at Roloff Farms? Summertime, of course!
To me that means warm sunny days followed by beautiful sunsets, time around the pool with the smell of BBQ in the air and long productive days....
In usual fashion, Amy, the kids and I are busy bees. But, it does seem that we inevitably end up enjoying lunch or an impromptu dinner gathered around the patio table and sharing our summer tales.
Jeremy and Zach have enjoyed re-connecting with their good friends again after their first year out of high school. Their favorite summer past time has been telling stories after dark around the campfire about crazy college life, new jobs and of course, "girls", sometimes till the wee hours of the morning.
Molly, has spread her wings and become something of a social butterfly these past few months... even between her active volleyball schedule and job running the on-line store she can surely be found planning something fun with her many girlfriends.
Now Jacob, I have to admit, has probably been the busiest! I don't' think he's let a moment of fun go by. From camping, swimming, biking and everything else in between...I never see him in one spot for long!
That leaves Amy and me.....
Have you already clicked on and read all the exciting news on the Amy Roloff Charity Foundation (ARCF) http://amyroloffcharityfoundation.org/. If you have, then you know what Amy's been up too! Her 2nd Annual ARCF Dinner and Golf Tournament "Starry Night, Summer's Day" is just around the corner. With special guests, entertainment, and auction items, the evening is sure to meet her goal of offering "A little help for a Big World".... !
Along with adding some NEW upcoming & very cool additions to the farm... (Tune In...) I've been working hard on my charity too! CoDA http://www.dwarfadvocates.com/ with help from a local grant is ecstatic to unveil its new "Bikes for Dwarfs" program. This innovative program will help little people get custom bicycles so that they can join their friends and family in living a healthy & active life. CoDA has also been fortunate enough to provide financial assistance for adoptions and college scholarships.
And....be sure to check out CoDA's Dwarf Basketball fundraiser coming up this month featuring Zach, Marty Klebba and the entire STATESMEN team, as they will rally the evening away against local celebrities.
As I close, I'm gazing out the window and can see that the pumpkin vines in the field have already begun to flower, the corn stalks are growing taller each day and so, you know what that means... PUMPKIN SEASON is just around the corner. It's not too early to plan an autumn trip to Oregon and be sure to include a stop to come and visit us here at the farm.
Hoping that your life is full and that you enjoy each moment & embrace all that our good Lord has offered.
All The Best,
(some people are reporting that the above link to the Roloff family website doesn't work for them or that they see the top of the page, but it freezes up and they can't go anywhere from there)