At first, I had looked at a camera that was a little too...serious for what I need. And way out of my price range! In other words, I am not a professional and need to start smaller and simpler. This one is more realistic, and better equipped for what I want to use it for:
EOS Rebel T2i EF-S 18-55mm IS Kit
Item Code: 4462B003 Estimated Retail Price: $899.99
Price includes lens.
Here's to hoping that someday I can treat myself to this ultimate of gifts!