Sunday, January 23, 2011


Pete arrived home safe and sound-thankfully;)-but now he is battling a serious case of jet lag. The philippines is completely opposite with their nights and days compared to us and for some reason it is really easy to switch over to their time zone, but usually takes him about 2 weeks to adjust back to mountain standard time. Pete stayed up all night last night and informed me on our way to church that he was going to take an Ambien tonight to help him get some sleep. Now most people wouldn't start to have a panic attack when their husband mentioned to them that he was going to take an Ambien, but I did. Here's why...

Last summer, Pete was battling his jet lag after his trip to the Philippines and decided to take some Ambien to help him sleep. We went to bed and thankfully he fell asleep quickly. The next thing I know I am being woken up by a large crashing noise and I see Pete laying on the floor by our bed. I asked him what he was doing and he told me he was trying to get downstairs because they were coming to get him. I helped him back into bed and informed him that it was the middle of the night and that no one was coming for him. Then he asked me why I let them take him. I asked him who did I let take him and he then got very upset that I let strangers come and take him away. He seemed so betrayed that I would let him go without knowing who he was going with. He told me that he was very worried if they came back because this time they weren't going to let him come back home. I once again reassured him that no one was here and that he was dreaming.

We both fell back asleep and then I woke up to him once again trying to go downstairs and collapsing on the floor. Now Pete is on blood thinners and sleep walking+ hallucinations+stairs+ blood thinners=a serious hazard to his well being. I decided it was best to not fall back asleep and kept having to pin him down to get him to stay in bed and tell him that no one was coming. He kept telling me that if they came again he wouldn't come back. He even sent me a goodbye text message telling me he loved me and that he was sorry he would be gone (don't worry we were laying next to each other when he sent it to me). I intercepted the one he was trying to send to his mom:) Then he asked me if I could move things without touching them-which of course I said no to-and he told me that the people that took him could. They could move rocks without even touching them. Finally he fell back asleep and when he woke up the next morning had absolutely NO recollection of what had happened. He didn't believe me and still thinks I made it up-even after I showed him the crazy message he texted me. So now you can see why I panicked when he said he was taking Ambien. Here's to a night of hallucinations....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The longest day

Could today please be over? It feels like this day may drag on and on forever....

I am whining-I know, but Pete was supposed to be home today and then realized Sunday that he read his itinerary wrong and doesn't come home from the Philippines till Wednesday. I know-what is 1 more day after he has already being gone for 12, but I was only mentally prepared for him to be gone until today...

Luckily for me, I have this little man to keep me company and keep me laughing all day long:)


p.s. I really am super supportive of all his international endeavors and encourage him to take any opportunity he can, I am just complaining cause we really miss him.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Back to Reality

I always have a hard time coming down from the high of Christmas break and celebrating the holidays. Real life always seems harder after after living on a constant high. We had an awesome time going back and forth between staying up at Snowbird with Pete's family and coming down to hang out with my family in Provo. We had great snow, great company, a great Christmas-what more could we ask for.

Ry became quite the little skier while we were up there-it does run in the Reichman blood-too bad I am just a Reichman by marriage. I can only dream of skiing how they do...

Pete and I were lucky to squeeze in a lot of skiing just the two of us;)

Ry checking to see if Santa had come or not:)

Snuggling with Aunt Katie and Uncle Stain after all the hard work of opening presents

It took awhile to get down to my parents on Christmas day

Ry is special...

Pete took my snowshoeing as part of my Christmas present-I always want to go, but he thinks it is kind of lame. We went up Rock Canyon and it was Beautiful even if it was freezing! We made sure to go on a date last night since pete just found out he has to leave this week to go meet with a Governor in the Philippines

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas and a very Happy New Years!!!