Outgoing and Confident. Patient and kind. The first to make a joke and the first to drop the hammer if necessary. Keeps his family laughing and makes every small outing an adventure. Always looking for the next conquest. Always pushing the family to the next level of fun. Similar in nature to Actor Comedian Kevin James. Tony has accumulated a boatload of unique experiences. While in the US Navy Tony was able see many things. Not many people have snorkeled in the waters off Cuba, Visited Bob Marley’s house, went to Stonehenge and Sailed into the Arctic Circle. Tony’s father died when he was 7 in a fatal Motorcycle accident. Tony had a rough start as a teen, involved in doing and selling drugs in high school. But in 1985 a Spiritual experience turned him around. Now Tony has been married 22 years and has 4 great kids. In 1995 Tony started a Local Youth Outreach that is thriving and helping the Youth in his community turn their life around. Tony still loves to Skateboard and unicycle but finds gravity a downer. On Tonys to do list is visit Mount Rushmore, Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon.
Tony makes a living Troubleshooting Electronic Servo Systems and Managing Maintenance Crews. Tony is currently on a self imposed Sabbatical. The 80’s left Tony with a love for Heavy Metal Music. Tony has let his musical taste evolve with time but he still prefers Spiritual music with a heavy edge. Because of this Tony and his entire posse make the Exodus once a year to The Cornerstone Festival. This is “The Woodstock” of Christian Rock music Festivals. And at the point of the year where Tony is at his most relaxed you will find him in a Hardcore Circle Pit Rocking to the likes of P.O.D. or Brian ‘The Head” Welch. Tony enjoys filming his exploits with his flip camera and embarrassing his family via his website www.thefamilysideshow.com
Sexy and shy, Coy and Feminine. Cautiously Adventurous. After 22 years of marriage she is used to being dragged into about anything. Raised by an avid fisherman Amy is most relaxed in a lawn chair at the side of a lake watching to see if her line goes taught. She is sort of a guy’s girl. Amy’s has a natural sexiness even though she doesn’t own a pair of heels. She has always been more comfortable hanging with the guys. She says “Guys say what they mean and won’t stab you in the back”. Amy loves to have fun with her family. A dedicated mother and Wife. She often finds herself in the role of wise counselor with her own kids or with parents of younger family’s. Experience gained over the years and many times being the wife on the pier as her sailor returned from sea. Amy has perfected her Eye rolling technique as a response to many of the nutty family activities while many times being the silent instigator of family pranks. Loyal to the end your secret is safe with Amy.
Serious and Outspoken, Driven and Brooding. Devin has a condition that befalls a lot of first in the birth order children, just too dang serious. Devin has a great sense of humor but also a great desire to be correct. Quite often Devin will take an opinion that is the opposite of his father just for the conflict. Nothing wrong with a good healthy debate right. Devin and his father are very close, but on any given day if you peek in the window you might find the two plowing through a serious debate. PC versus MAC. Simpsons versus Family Guy. These are serious issues of the day that must be solved.
Recently Devin and his wife made a drastic change. They moved out of a house they rented and into his parent’s garage so that Devin could get his butt back into college. Devin got married and moved out young, and the newlyweds lived on their own for 2 years. Dad is proud to say they never came home for money once.
Rachel Bilbrey, Devin’s Wife
Smart and Naive, Fun and Light Hearted. Rachel has blended with the family beautifully. Always the peacemaker she has yet to show her Diva side, but that day will come. Not easy to anger but totally easy to get laughing so hard she can’t breath. She loves being part of the Bilbrey family. She was a family friend long before Devin and her found love. She has adapted well to the chaos and closeness that is our lives. Admittedly a little OCD Rachel is not a push over, she knows how she likes things to be and its fun watching her attempt to convince Devin her way is best. Rachel has a heart of gold.
Fearless and an Optimist. Self proclaimed immortal. Landon lives life at full volume. Loving every minute of it and always having fun. Landon makes friends with people in seconds flat. It’s uncanny. He’s not the life of the party he’s the party. Avid fisherman and just all around physical guy. You can’t wipe the smile off your face with him around. He will see the bright side in every situation and the good in every person. I’ve know Landon to get mad like twice. If you’re going to hang with Landon you better get ready to laugh.
Energetic, Uncensored and self assured, Beautiful Inside and out. But if she gets on a roll get out of her way. She can be a handful. Usually the loudest voice in the room unless her Dad is around. Gregarious and funny, she is a people magnet. With the singing voice of an angel, everyone around her is enjoying watching her bloom. Except her Dad of course.
Intelligent and beautiful. Serious and Thoughtful. Cherish has usually thought about it for a while before she says it. She is the look before you leap type. Always pondering the world around her and making sometimes profound observations. She is the Baby of the family but wise beyond her years. As the family barrels into trouble or embarrassing situations Cherish is the one holding back and saying “Really guys we shouldn’t be doing this”. Maybe we should listen to her more…I don’t think so!
Highly Intelligent with no proper boundaries. Lives with a “If you ain’t laughing you ain’t living” motto. Josh is a great uncle to the kids, but he has no mental censorship in place. All subject matter is open for review and debate. His analysis always leaves us in stitches and can often lead to quite a few Red faces. But as his 2 year old daughter grows so does the Dad. Learning that every word he speaks is absorbed and sometimes regrettably repeated by his little girl Bayley. Josh is becoming the gentle giant of a father, Many a great wild men have been tamed by a woman, and in Josh’s case this is proving true. Thank God!
Age 400 An Old school Angry man of few words. When he speaks it’s always a stinging zinger. Pat is a thorn in Tony’s side. Never, not one day, has he given his son in law a break. A grumpy old man in the flesh. The family usually goes fishing and camping with him a couple times a year. God knows why.
Age 65 Eccentric and Outspoken, Judy is an old hippie that is slow to warm up to the gadgets of modern life. For years she swore that microwave ovens were going to kill us all. Only 2 times in modern history has Judy worn a proper skirt. And that was by force because her children were getting married. Its jeans all the way for this girl. She loves her family but we gotta keep an eye on her, every once in a while grandma sneaks away and comes back all red eyed and hungry. Well you can take the girl out of the weeds but you can’t …….awww nevermind.
Age 43 Girlie Tomboy. Tammy knows everything about everybody. She accomplishes this with out ever being nosey. Tammy has an almost photographic memory and remembers anything she’s ever been told. She’s got a big heart and loves her family. If you’re sick she’s the one you can count on to be there for you. Tammy recently sold her pizza place where she learned how to fix everything. She is a beautiful well kept lady who’s not afraid to snake the urinal drains.