Just in case people are wondering, Matt bought me a Canon Rebel T2i. There is a T3i now, but the 2nd generation actually has better reviews, unless you are going to take a lot of video with your camera as well. I did a lot of research into Nikon vs. Canon, and it seemed a better choice for someone just starting out. Matt's parents, Jamie, and Matt's grandparents also gave us gift cards at Christmas, so they contributed to this birthday purchase as well. I think this will be a good investment - I can take better house pictures, take it with me on trips and capture better memories, and when we have kids I'll probably use it constantly!
So here are some pictures I took of Matt throughout the week: