Thank you very much for the very nice comments, @BobKramer, @Artisan-West, and @CabanaBoy, I really appreciate them!
@Artisan-West - I usually use Topaz Studio as a plugin from within photoshop, so I don’t use Topaz Studio to call other plugins, but if I were using it as a standalone, that would be a very good thing to try.
I did try what you suggested in Photoshop with the gaussian blur but I like the Bokeh filter better because that has a little more character than just a plain blur. I also like your point about using a mask for the blur and that is what I did with the Lens effect Bokeh blur to get more control over what was blurred and how much, so I am glad you pointed that out.
@CabanaBoy - I really like your idea about cropping but I could not find a line to crop that I liked that would not have made me spend a lot of time cloning some of the background to not be distracting.