Dearest Family and Friends –

Has it been a year, already!? Oh, yeah…the Polar Plunge is taking place in Virginia Beach, Saturday, February 2, 2008! Once again, Pam and I will join forces (along with daughter Hannah working as personal photographer, towel-holder and dry-one-making-fun-of-idiot-parents) as “Team Good-Marten;” swimmin’ and shiverin’ to raise money for Special Olympics Virginia.

This year, we’re joining the ranks of costumed swimmers, I’ll pay tribute to Harpo Marx and Pam as Groucho (Hey, is this typecasting?!). Last year–thanks to you–$1,155 was raised for this worthy cause. This year, we’re shootin’ for $2,500! Thank you so very much for lending your moral and financial support. To donate, just click on the widget at the top of this blog, and leave some words of encouragement, advice or humor. If you’re feeling particularly giddy about the whole thing — pull off the amazing hat trick and do all three!

To see pictures from last year’s polar plunge, visit our my space page.

Hope your Holidays have been Happy.