This is a summary of the main things that people might be interested in. The main thing today was Zach joining Amy as a guest, albeit, very briefly. Amy also confirmed that Jeremy and Zach do NOT have twitter accounts. Only Matt has a twitter (through his Facebook) and Amy twitters through her Charity Foundation. That's all for real Roloff twitter activity.
Here is a recap:
*Amy talked about the shooting in Arizona. When the country is in turmoil it's easy to place blame. She thought regardless of political views, that Obama gave a great speech. Amy liked what Michelle Obama said about giving people the benefit of the doubt, to think of people as good and nice. People need to learn to take more care with their words and actions. Amy said it's okay to disagree, but it's important to have tolerance. Amy thought it's sad that it took the death of a young girl (and the others that were killed) for the country to come together.
*Amy was asked about her parents. She said they are doing well, although her father, Gordon Knight, went in for a minor surgery, but he's alright. One of her goals this year is to visit her parents more often. As she gets older and her parents get older, Amy is feeling that as a daughter she should go back to Michigan more and visit them. Now that her kids are older and don't need her as much, she feels like she is able to take off and go back to Michigan to see her parents. For a lot of people, when their parents get older and their health declines, the parents depend more on the kids and they might even move in with them. So because Amy is living in Oregon, she is feeling that she should really make more of an effort to go back and see her parents more often before she regrets not doing so.
*There was a question about what she thought the Roloffs lives would be like if they had never done TV? Amy answered that she wouldn't be doing her speaking engagements or have some of the opportunities to help others with her own Charity Foundation. She thinks the family would have just been like everyone else -- trying to teach the kids good character and etiquette. They met a lot of good people through the show.
*Someone asked about Rob and Amy Haines and their son they adopted. She said they are fabulous. She doesn't hear from them that often. Rob keeps in contact with Matt. She doesn't hear from Amy Haines a lot, she's busy with her son.
*She was talking with someone before they went live about second chances. Amy feels second changes are important in life in many areas. It could be a second chance in a marriage or second chance in the form of a new relationship or with a new job. When people have a major health crisis, like cancer, they sometimes have a new outlook on life.
*Zach arrived! He was very low key. Although that could have been because he said he had just woken up. He was not very talkative.
*What has Zach been up to? Doing homework, hanging out with friends, working at Indoor Goals. He has worked there for about 18 months.
*Zach is playing a lot of indoor soccer. He was playing on 4 or 5 indoor soccer teams, but now it's only 2 teams. Amy likes that better, she thinks less soccer is good for Zach's priorities.
*He was asked if he would ever stop playing soccer for health reasons or concerns about his head or legs; he said definitely not.
*Amy said they had the meeting last night about college plans and possible transfers. Zach said he is staying at PCC for another year. Amy said they are operating in a 5 year program. Amy explained that Jeremy and Zach's lives were crazy with TV so "they didn't take as many credits as they would have liked...or that they should have", according to Amy.
*They asked Zach his feelings now that the show is over? He said there is less stress, but his personal daily life is exactly the same. He has all the same friends, hangs out with the same people, goes the same places, does the same things, still plays Fifa, is still living at home. His life is exactly the same in what he does. Nothing has changed drastically.
*Zach was asked what was his favorite thing about the show? He needed to think about it, but said the activities, they did some fun things.
*Someone or Amy asked Zach who was his favorite producer? Zach asked Amy "Am I allowed to say?" Zach said Eric (Streit). Amy said everyone in the family had a favorite producer or crew member. Some of the Roloffs really like Chris Cardamone and are really close to him. Zach said Eric was his favorite. Amy really liked Eric too.
[Note: Perhaps why Zach asked Amy "Am I allowed to say?"? Eric Streit was arguably the main LPBW figure with the Roloffs for a while or at least in combination with Chris Cardamone....yet if you were ever the type of person to actually watch the credits -- Eric Streit suddenly disappeared and was not apart of Season 6 -- he was there for the Europe vacation trip, but not long after that. If there is ever a true tell-all book, perhaps there will be more about this. There are rumors cloaked in secrecy that Eric's departure was related to a dispute with a certain Roloff]
*Zach was asked about moving out. He said he would like to, but not now. He wants to get some things nailed down before, like college.
*Zach was asked when he does move out, if he thinks he and Jeremy will move in together. Zach was rather matter a fact -- no. He said if they did, it would strictly be for financial reasons.
*Amy said Zach and Jeremy are brothers and love each other but they aren't always buddy buddy. They sometimes do things together but they do things apart too.
*They still have the Previa. Zach said they had 8 people in it recently, it was just like old times. Amy talked about Zach's new vehicle (again Zach wasn't very talkative).
*Amy said Zach had just woken up. She thanked him for coming and asked for a hug. Lisa Dixon asked Zach where he was going, he said he was going back to bed.
*Amy wanted to explain that if people wondered about Jeremy and Zach being 20 and if they are behind...they are not. Amy held them back in pre-school, so Amy says they are right where they are supposed to be.
*Amy mentioned that Jacob has a birthday on Monday. Amy said if they end up changing the time for her coffee chat to later in the evening, she would love to have Jacob come on. Molly and Jacob can't come with her for the coffee chats because they are in school (Amy's coffee chats are presently Fridays at 11:30am -12:30pm in Oregon), but if they do it later in the evening, Amy wants to have Jacob come on. She talked again about Jake being her "teenager", but said maybe she can get something out of him.
*Amy was asked if TLC ever discouraged the producers from being such close friends of the Roloffs and wondered if there were concerns about the professional integrity being jeopardized?Amy insisted the crew always maintained professionalism. Amy explained that when she says they are friends...it's not like the minute they turn the camera off, they left. They would talk to each other about what is going on in their lives. They made a connection with them. Amy said it's no different from other people who are friends with people they work with.
*Someone asked Amy if any of the kids ever brought home a girlfriend or boyfriend that Amy really disliked? She said no, she's been lucky. She has liked pretty much all of her kids friends. Jake might have had one friend and Jeremy might have had a friend she wasn't fond of, but for the most part she's liked all of her kids friends. Jeremy brought home a lot more girlfriends than her other kids, but it has all worked out, Amy said.
*She was asked about doing a movie. She didn't think she would do a movie, acting and all that, but she is definitely keeping her doors open, maybe another reality type show, you never know.
*What about an update special for LPBW? Amy said absolutely that might happen, although it would have to be the right mix. Even though they enjoyed the experience as a whole, it still had a lot of ups and downs. It definitely had some tough moments. Amy said it would depend on what story lines they would want to tell.
*There was talk about fake Roloff twitter accounts. Amy's tech support guy, Rich, said they will soon put a links page up on the website and validate the real accounts. Amy's charity Foundation account on Facebook and Twitter and the new Amy J Roloff Facebook Fanpage are Amy's real fanpages.
*Amy said there are so many people pretending to be them. She stated that only Matt (through his Facebook) has a twitter account and she twitters through her charity account. That's all for Roloffs on twitter. She stated that Jeremy and Zach do not have Twitter accounts. She talked about the impostor Amy on Facebook that has over 7000 fans.
*She was asked if she was a hockey fan? When she grew up in Michigan, she skated and used to play hockey with her friends for fun. She likes the Detroit Red Wings. But living on the west coast, it's like hockey, what's that? However, she has a friend that is getting her interested in the San Jose Sharks.
*Amy's parting message was believe in yourself and believe in others.
You can watch the recording of it now: