In this weeks Amy Roloff Coffee Chat, Molly and her friend Sarah joined Amy for most of the broadcast.
The main points that people will probably be interested in were: Molly's college plans and career interest, Jacob hates everyone, Matt and Amy took Jeremy to the Portland Art Institute and Jeremy might live in downtown Portland if he transfers there, and Matt's been really busy working on the big land project deal.
This is the recording of the coffee chat today :
We will do a summary of the main points for people that don't want to watch the whole program but don't want to miss anything.
-Molly and her friend Sarah were Amy's guests. They had the day off school, it's getting near the end of the quarter so it was a Teacher's work day.
- Molly and Sarah are travelling to Haiti for a week in March for a school mission trip. Molly is going to be in Haiti longer than Amy was there, so Molly needs to have some shots done.
-Amy was hoping Molly would do a Habitat for Humanity project with her, but Molly has a lot of tests and the SATS the next week after that.
-Molly wants to stay on the west coast for college or university. She wants to major or minor in Spanish and at the moment she kind of wants to be an accountant.
-Amy said Molly will be her one to go directly to college/university and leave the nest so she'll only have her for another year and a half.
-Jacob graduates from 8th grade in June. Jeremy and Zach turn 21 in May. Molly will graduate high school next June so Amy is kind of over-whelmed. Amy said the Empty Nester dynamic is happening, it hasn't happened yet, but she's preparing herself.
-Molly was asked how she feels about being in high school with Jacob? Molly said she would like it, but Jacob doesn't like her...Amy chimed in that Jacob likes her but Jacob is being a typical teenage boy, 14 and everything and everyone bothers him. Molly said it would be more fun if Jacob was cooler.
-Molly's friend Sarah is the one that viewers remembered from the show that was sick on the boat. Molly jokingly said Sarah loves that memory. Amy said she was such a trooper to hang in there.
-Jeremy and Zach are still at home, but they are definitely looking into options.
- Matt and Amy just went with Jeremy to explore the Portland Art Institute as a possibility to transfer his credits there (Molly added that she thinks he should do it). Amy said even though he might be at the Portland Art Institute, he might end up living downtown, just because of all the studies and the projects he'll have there. So the boys are definitely looking at where they can transfer to from PCC, some could be somewhere in Oregon or the same as Molly -- somewhere on the west coast.
-For Valentines Day, Matt has sometimes given Amy gifts, sometimes they don't give each other anything, sometimes they go out to dinner or he will bring her flowers or a card. Amy said she's a simple woman and doesn't get hung up on that stuff if it doesn't happen. If she wants flowers, she buys them herself, but Matt does do things like that.
-Rocky is good and stinky as ever, he's old and has hip problems but is doing good [I think they are all ready to scream if they get one more question about how Rocky is doing...that question gets asked every chat, about 4 times]
-Jeremy and Zach are off. Amy sometimes does stuff with Molly and Jacob, but they don't do too much as a whole family anymore because Jeremy and Zach are older now.
-Amy is going back to Michigan to visit her parents because her father had a minor surgery and that scared her that she's going to wait too long to visit.
-The next big ARCF event will be on Amy's birthday, September 17th.
-They might have a bowl-a-thon in April for her charity foundation but she has meetings to see if that will happen or not.
-Straight from Amy -- the kids DO NOT HAVE TWITTER ACCOUNTS. "Jeremy, Zachary, Molly and Jacob are not on twitter." Amy said the kids had twitter accounts a long time ago, but they were asked to be off of twitter "for whatever reason" by TLC. Amy's twitter account is through the charity foundation twitter.
-Amy said Matt doesn't use twitter which is right, but people pointed out that technically he is on twitter because he has it set up to post automatically from Facebook (but he doesn't actually use twitter)
-Amy said Matt has "tons of people working on his (internet) things" which is great, but Amy has been a bit slower getting up to speed. She's working on her website which has taken longer than she had hoped.
-Matt isn't currently building anything on the farm. He's working on projects off of the farm. "He's working on this big deal, this land project deal. He's working on this other property that is almost right next door. The cameras may be gone, but their life is still crazy, Matt is busy, Amy is busy.