It’s hard to believe that my first anniversary with Kringle is just around the corner. It seems like it was just yesterday when I packed up my car and made the 1200 mile drive from Kansas City to Massachusetts with my seven year old son, Lucas. I’m not normally a fan of long car trips but I felt compelled to make the journey. As the landscape changed in my rearview mirror, I was both exhilarated and terrified!
After two days and a quick detour to the “A Christmas Story” house (thank you, Cleveland!), Lucas, the leg lamp (yes, that leg lamp), and I arrived at our new house. The movers were still about a week behind us, so we made an adventure of it. We set up camp in the living room with nothing more than an air mattress, a TV, and a box of Blue Rays.
I mentioned to my new team that I wanted some candles to warm up the house. That very day, a box of amazing Kringle candles was delivered to my door. I had not yet started with Kringle so it was fun opening each one and trying them out. It was a difficult choice but I finally settled on two fragrances: Autumn Winds and White Pumpkin. Maybe I chose those because it was mid-September and the leaves outside my door were already changing. Maybe it was because the spice and cinnamon notes were so warm and comforting. All I know is that when I lit those candles, we were officially home.
Now, every time I open a jar of Autumn Winds or White Pumpkin, I am reminded of those early days in our new home, eager to make the most of this new chapter in our lives. I remember the anticipation and excitement, the butterflies in my stomach… and most clearly, I remember the little voice inside me that said, “This is going to be great!”