We got a Canon Rebel XSi, and I really like it. There has certainly been a learning curve, but we're slowly getting the hang of it. I don't have a very artistic eye, so I harbor no aspirations of going pro, but I do hope to become proficient.
Here are some of the more artsy shots we've gotten so far (these were taken at my parents' cabin over Christmas break):
Jay snapped this beautiful sunset from the cabin:
I bundled up in at least 10 layers to venture outside and snap these photos. It had been snowing all day:
I love this picture Jay took of our friend Scott during a rousing game of Curses in the cabin basement:
And this picture of a San Antonio sunset:
If anyone out there with superior photography skills would be willing to teach us a few tricks, we'd be happy to make you dinner or babysit your kids! I find that one-on-one instruction is a whole lot more effective than reading manuals...