Nice pics there Dolph, girlfriend looks like a keeper
I just picked up a Canon digital rebel XT for 400 on a price match deal, awesome camera, the XTI is sposed to be even better but this will do me fine for the price I paid.
All ready picked up a 100-300 zoom lens and planning on more as good deals on new or used pop up.
They are starting to blow out the older models as the XTI and D40? are out or just about out so might be a good time for you to jump next time a blowout sale happens.
Just be prepared, you'll want better lenses and the things can cost way more then the camera did as I'm finding out...
Post more as they come up and watch the deal sites, thats where I found out about the XT deal, from slick deals.