And a gift card (because he wasn't sure if I was leaning towards Nikon or Canon) to get the camera I wanted. Combined with the birthday money from his mom and a gift card from my parents, I also got the lens I wanted, too! Yesterday, I finally found time to go get my new toy. I was actually really leaning towards the Canon. It got better reviews, and there are some features I like better. But I finally decided it didn't make much sense to start completely over with a new brand. I can use my accessories from my film SLR on the digital, I just might need to manually focus a few lenses. No biggie.
I spent the rest of the day torturing Kenny, the dogs, and even a few flowers in the backyard.
Now I am just waiting on my kids to come home, so I can torture them, too.