The Thibodeaux family of Lithonia, Georgia, consists of Alvin, 44, Veronica, 35, Brittney, 16, and A.J., 10. Alvin was born and raised in Louisiana, and in his early 20s ventured out to Georgia in search of work. That is where he met Veronica, originally from Alabama, to whom he's been married for 15 years. After living in an apartment in Tucker, Georgia, for a long time, the Thibodeaux family relocated to Lithonia in order to take care of Veronica's ill mother. They have now lived for three years in a Lithonia subdivision, a family-oriented community where A. J. and neighborhood kids play basketball until sundown. Veronica owns her own housekeeping business while Alvin works graveyard shift at Trojan Battery, a factory producing batteries for heavy equipment. After work Alvin helps his wife clean houses, and as if that weren't enough, he also picks up gardening and maintenance jobs here and there within the community. This family works extremely hard just to live paycheck to paycheck.
Alvin is a loving father and an adoring husband. Veronica has to have her house immaculate, especially when there's company, and has trained Brittney to keep the house tidy at all times. Now 16 years old, Brittney is the typical teenage girl, sweet and shy and obsessed with shopping, boys and talking on the phone. A.J. is a good-hearted, energetic comedian who enjoys video games and playing ball. The two children get along pretty well as they go to movies and to the mall together with friends.
The basis of the Thibodeaux family is to have a good time. They thoroughly enjoy hosting cookouts for family and friends on the weekends and more than anything they love to travel. The family squeezes into their small pickup truck to visit family in Alabama, where they often have major family reunion cookouts. They have driven as far as Detroit to visit extended family. They love to party and get down to music. The kids teach their parents new school moves, while the parents teach them old school grooves. As a whole this family works hard and budgets in order to live a fun life.