I got my camera today! I've been researching them- which kind of a silly thing to do since it's all mumbo-jumbo to me anyway- and finally decided on the Canon Rebel XTi. A friend from church convinced me that I didn't need the much more expensive Canon model I had my sights on, and I decided to get this one only after Tim promised I could upgrade if ever it became necessary.
The battery is currently charging, so no pictures have been taken yet. Trust me, you'll have a front row seat view of my new hobby!