Thanks for all the input, it really helped since I have not had time to do much research myself (what with the paperwork and all the stuff to do in regard to getting the new car).
I'm purchasing a Canon Powershot A530 Digital camera in the morning. Office Max has a deal where I get the memory card free, (which is really nice), and I got $10.00 more dollars from someone else to make $160.00 total to spend. John said he'll help me if I run over any.
The Powershot series seems to be the most recommended one not only on IWT but on other places online and in Consumer's Digest. The one I'm buying has 5.0 mexapixel, 4x Optical Zoom, 1.8 LCD screen, a New ISO 800 setting that reduces image blur (no idea what that is, do you guys?), and is on sale for $149.99 It comes with a free Simpletech (never heard of them either), 512 SD card, is that a good card? If not, we can always upgrade later, John said.
So they are holding me one, I called and asked them to when it was clear that buying the new car tonight was going to run me too late to get it. BTW we did get our new car tonight, and there were some surprises that were awesome! John will get his fancier Sirius radio (the one we demoed and had for the weekend didn't have Artist and Title display), and I will get my power pedals! WHEE!
Anyway, thanks again for all your help! And please let me know fast if I'm making a mistake with the camera choice! ;) I'm going to get it around 8 a.m.!