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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Joe Update and Steph's Graduation


Well it's about time I wrote! Sorry for the delay...we've been up to our eyeballs, well at least I have! Joe is doing somewhat better, but the noticeable changes have slowed down. His eye still bothers him a lot and I don't think his peripheral vision is improving. He constantly blinks which bothers him but he can't seem to stop it. He can read or look at the computer for about an hour and then he's wiped out. He still gets very tired, and one thing we are noticing that is a big cause of concern is that he "blanks out" once in awhile...forgetting conversations or names or places that he has always known...they are just gone. Of course I have had this malady for a long time now, but I know mine is for lack of concentration not a stroke. ha. They say this is a very normal thing for stroke victims but it is still very disconcerting. He is now officially not employed by JM, but not at all ready to go back to work, so we are waiting to find out about long term disability. One very nice bright spot, though, is that he has been feeling better during the day and he is really doing some great "honey do" things....got all the weeds out of the front planters on Thursday! He can't do anything strenuous, but he sure does what he can! I like it! BUT, ON TO THE NEXT BIG NEWS: LOOK HOW HAPPY HE LOOKS WITH HIS DAUGHTER STEPH AT GRADUATION!!!!!

Except there were some tired moments.....

That's her name.....!!!

The proud hubby..

Steph's buddy Morgan at the Cougar

The Moss proud grandparents!
The Ellsworth proud grandparents!

April and Sue.....BFF's...they drove all the way out from Colorado!

Partying with the nieces and nephews....

(They love Brandon)

Cinderella is an advertising major!
The night before we had Sub Zero Ice Cream...

Temple Square the Day Before...

Celebrating at Mimi's after...

And of course we had to go to the Iceberg...love those shakes and fry sauce!And we played at the nickel arcade with Angie and Fam!
All in all we had a great time in Utah celebrating. We want to thank all the relatives who came for the festivities, and especially Mike and Kathy for providing the beautiful house for us to meet, and we love you one and all! We now have two college graduate daughters!!!! Happy times for the Ellsworths....a few more pix....we love pix.....!!!