She played volleyball and basketball (played on the 8th grade team in 7th grade....big stuff there), took jazz and ballet classes, and was a beginner flugal horn player in the pep band for the LaConner Braves. Yes I was in band through 8th grade then I bowed out in favor of sports my true passion.
Yes that is an actual place, our front porch of our home during the winter in LaConner, Washington. (and that is definitely a perm, looks like we all got one :D ) I totally looked like a Marie back then don't you think?
When I moved to Tennessee I changed my name back to Tanya upon my mom's request and making me feel a little guilty since she pulled the "I gave you a beautiful name" trick on me so back to Tanya Johnson I went. But it is nice because I always know what era of my life people are calling or writing from by what they call me. I love the call..."Hey is Marie there?" I just know this is going to be good because it is a way blast from the past.
There are many things that Marie got to do that were first like a first kiss, a first BFF, my first dance, my first dance recital, yikes, and my first non country tape (yes tape) it was Brian Adams. Our family listened to country so did I until Brian Adams. So a little history lesson, who knew I had a secret identity????