Well, after a few months of research and dreaming, I finally got my new camera tonight, the Canon Rebel XT! For someone who has never had a decent camera before, it's pretty freakin' sweet. I was aiming for the Xti originally, but in the end the price was a bit too high (especially since I'm still hoping to go on a trip soon), so I decided to go down a model. The Xti was maybe a bit too out of my league anyway, and although I contemplated the Nikon D40, when I held the Canon I knew it was the one for me :)
It's still really amazing though, the quality is great, I'll be playing with it for a long, long time. Even within 20 mins, I managed to take a really great shot of Eko (you can even see the drool on his whisker!), and a pretty grizzly one of Dan, haha. Another great part is that the store where I bought it from said that I can come in and take a free one hour photography lesson with them whenever I feel ready, which is super cool, I'm definitely going to take advantage of that.
I signed up to Flickr today, and I have a feeling I'm soon going to get addicted to it, à la Etsy. So many inspiring photos on there, I aboslutely love photography, if I'm lucky it's a hobby I'll be able to really get into. Tomorrow night I'm going to Sara's baby shower to see little Judah, he's 4 weeks old already, it's crazy to think...time flies by (sometimes in a good way sometimes in a bad way, but that's another story.)
Well that's all for now, expect to see LOTS of photos soon!