Good news: Katie posted on her blog a while ago about her new camera, a Canon PowerShot. She loves it! And it only costs $79.00 on Amazon.com. My friend Dorothy has one of these cameras, too. (Most of Dorothy's photos are taken with a nicer camera, but she does use the PowerShot for autoshoot conditions.) Mark and I talked it over. I was using our very-old-crummy-camera and trying to be frugal and not care so much about the tacky photo quality. We are living on a reduced budget this year due to education budget cuts in Oregon. But for that price, we agreed it was worth it to have a nicer camera. So we ordered a Canon PowerShot from Amazon.
Best news: My new Canon PowerShot arrived last week, on the very morning we were leaving for Polly's house. I was able to use it to take all of the photos from last week's posts at Polly's house with darling Anson and his siblings.
I am so happy with my new camera!