For my birthday this year, these two cuties called me up and asked me what I wanted.

I told them my heart was so full already.

I have so many blessings.

They have already given me so many gifts.


I know it sounds a little sappy, but it is the truest of the true. They make me laugh until I snort. They call me and tell me stories that sound like they danced out of the pages of a really good book.They inspire me with how much they wake up every day and try to make a difference in a world that is overwhelming sometimes. They make me so proud and happy and full of joy to be their mother.

See what I mean?

My gift cup is already running over.

And then?

I woke up on my birthday morning to a text that said this.


Before I tell you the text I need to give you a little background so this entire story makes sense.

You see. I LOVE Wordle.

Have you ever played it before? It’s a game where you are given five spaces in six rows and you have to guess the word. You have six guesses to get the word and if you guess a letter correctly and it’s in the right place than the letter will turn green. If you guess the letter correctly, but it’s not in the right place the letter will be yellow.

Six guesses is all you get to win your Wordle game.

If you’ve never played before, here’s today’s Wordle.

I started playing Wordle every day.

And then I wanted even more of a challenge, so I started playing Quordle which is four Wordles all at the same time.

You can see Quordle here.

And then I wanted EVEN MORE of a challenge, so I started playing Octordle which is EIGHT Worldes all at the same time. I love it. Every day there’s a new puzzle and every day my brain works overtime to solve it.

You can see Octordle here.

Can you tell I never met a word game I didn’t like?

Which leads me to my birthday text.

On my birthday I got a text from the twins. It had a link to a Notes page that read:

“Here is a combination of 15 Wordles that are made up of words that we think represent you! We love you! Happy Birthday.”


The twins made me my VERY OWN WORDLES.

I had no idea such a thing was even possible.

And there are FIFTEEN of them—all words that they think describe me (I’ve only done three of them and so far all the words are good).

Want to see the words?

Oh, good.

Me, too.

Here’s the first one.

Don’t you love the confidence of my guesses?

The first five-letter word.

F-U-N-N-Y. 🙂

Here’s the next word from my list of Wordles.

I told the twins it was longer than five letters.

They told me they ran out of five-letter words and discovered you could create any word no matter how long it is.

This would make such an amazing gift for someone.

A compliment from the giver every day for fifteen days.

Does a birthday get any better than that?

Here is the website if you want to create your own Wordle for your own Wordle gift.


Aren’t birthdays the BEST?

7-Eleven coffee to start the day. $1.75

Lunch with friends to celebrate. $12.19

New birthday nail polish for a night on the town $7.18

Having your own Wordle compliment puzzle for FIFTEEN DAYS?

Absolutely priceless. 🙂

PS I made you your own Wordle compliment puzzle, too.

You can puzzle it out here.

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  1. Image for Susi Keller Susi Keller

    Love your blog and read faithfully. However, you almost never talk about the boys in your family, only the twins. Really none of my business but was just wondering why if you care to share the reason. My lips are sealed as well!

  2. Image for Becky Becky

    KariAnne, Perfect timing! Thanks so much for the Wordle gift idea. I have been looking for a unique gift for my son’s birthday. Like me, he plays Wordle daily. He will get such a kick out of this. And a huge thank you for all you do to remind us of the beauty and joy all around us. Becky

  3. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    So sweet and thoughtful. My mom would have loved this game, she reigned as Scrabble queen. Happy birthday again

  4. Image for Stacie Stacie

    Happy Belated Birthday!! Sounds like a wonderful day and what a thoughtful gift from your girls. I also love Wordle and play every single day.

  5. Image for Teresa George Teresa George

    Happy birthday, Karianne! I just celebrated mine (the 19th) as well. That is a fantastic gift! I play Wordle daily with my daughter, and also with my SILs and BIL. I am going to have to give them one as well. Now, I'm going to check out the Quordle!

  6. Image for Barbara Barbara

    What a great birthday gift! I don't play it but have friends that do. The photos of the twins are so beautiful and certainly frameable!! Always love your stories♥

  7. Image for Linda F Linda F

    What a meaningful and unforgettable birthday gift! Those are the kind that mean so much. Reminds me of when my kids were little and they would draw me birthday cards. They are the most precious birthday presents I still have. Hope your birthday was a joyous day Karianne. 🎉

  8. Image for Revonda Stordahl Revonda Stordahl

    Love this story! That was a wonderful birthday present. I do Wordle every day. But I think the Wordle you did for us is my favorite!

  9. Image for Jan Kinman Jan Kinman

    Oh my gosh!!! Who knew! One of my Grandsons showed me Wordle and I love it! Thank you for sharing. So gifting him with this! I know this is late but Happy Belated Birthday! It sounds like it was perfect! 🎉🍾🎇

  10. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    You mean to tell me you had to pay for your own birthday lunch with friends? Boo! Hiss! Sounds like fun anyway. Glad you had such a wonderful day. 🥰 Here are two more you might want to check out:

  11. Image for Denise Denise

    I play Wordle, Quordle, and Octordle too! I also play Phoodle. If you haven't played Phoodle, check it out. All the words are food related. Have an awesome day.

  12. Image for Alice Hanson Alice Hanson

    Oh KariAnne! First happy birthday! Second I’m singing “simply the best”! You have raised such wonderful children! you are SIMPLY THE BEST! Smiles, alice

  13. Image for Linda Linda

    My goodness...can your girls get any more beautiful? Those BLUE eyes. What a fun gift, methinks you raised some pretty sweet daughters. Happy Belated Birthday!


    Awhhh happy birthday and those twins are so darling. I just love them! It was so fun to meet them and spend some time with them when we were all in Waco! Miss and love you! Hope you had the best birthday!

  15. Image for Kris Kris

    Happy birthday to youuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!! 🎼🎵🎶 Consider yourself sung to. Ha. It's so interesting to see your daughter's appearances change as they get older. Both are so pretty, but they each have their own unique look. Anyway ..... yup, I play Wordle and most of the other freebie NYT games every day. I love the Mini. It's been a fun way for my daughter and me to bond. I love the gift your girls gave you--that's amazing.

  16. Image for phyllis phyllis

    Every faithful fan of yours should get your wordle to us on the first try! Those twins represent you in the most amazing ways! Happy Birthday.

  17. Image for Marilyn Marilyn

    Wishing you happiness and blessings throughout your birthday year. Your girls are beautiful. Love the pretty pink outfits you all had on.God Bless. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Joan,Marion and Marilyn


    HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, KARIANNE! May you be blessed with a wonderful year! What an amazing gift your girls gave you. That picture of the three of you is just beautiful! How blessed you are to have such a wonderful family -- and your family is so blessed to have sweet, loving and caring YOU!

  19. Image for Debbie Debbie

    KariAnn your girls are the best! So much thought went into that they love their Mama. My friend has been trying to get me to play it, not great with word puzzles but I am gonna try now!! If you would please send me the link to the leggins you love, I lost it sorry

  20. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Both my daughters and all 3 nieces play Wordle. I think your twins are about the most thoughtful - wow - how cool and unique is that gift!!?? Happy playing! And a very very happy belated birthday, KA!! ♥

  21. Image for Karen B. Karen B.

    Happy Birthday! Your daughters nailed it. You are a ray of sunlight with each and every post. Thank you for always making me smile. Karen B.

  22. Image for Donna Marie Donna Marie

    You send your kids off to college and what do you get--Word puzzles!!! Ain't it great?!?!?! Lol I won't try any more games than Wordle because I spend enough time with it!!! Happy Birthday (again!)

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