Arlene's comment gently reminded me that I neglected to mention a couple points in my earlier post today. I'm here now to correct the problem.
For those of you interested in Windows Live Writer, you can download it HERE . As I said, it's free and it's easy to download and install. As for the camera we bought, we got a Canon PowerShot SX100 IS. You can click on the name if you want to see what it looks like. It's a little bulkier than I wanted but I wasn't willing to pay $150 more for the same features in a smaller package. Also, it fits into our old case so that was a plus too.
I’m not sure if you can make it out or not here in Blogger, but in the above picture, that was taken from about 100 yards away and in the spray from the wave, you can see grains of sand. How’s that for detail???
It will also take up to an hour of video assuming you have a memory card large enough (we only have a 1GB at the moment) which I also consider to be a neato feature. Canon included some pretty neat software with it too.
There ya go! :)