He's just waiting to find a lens for it at the moment (looking for a cheap buy on the 'kit' 18-55 lens).
So, after all the deliberation you all helped me out on, I ended up doubling my price range, completely changing my requirements to a much more professional camera, and completely ignoring everyone's advice. I apologize for that, but sometimes, when the bug bites you, you just have to go with it.
Thanks to everyone for their opinions, and you can expect some high quality photography to start showing up on my Flickr account relatively soon. I will probably also relegate the current 2 megapixel camera into someone else's hands in the family, although I'll want to keep it around for when I can't take a Digital SLR with me. This may mean that Alicia starts taking more pictures of things, or possibly not.
I'm looking forward to getting into photography again. There's simply nothing like an actual SLR to encourage me to take pictures - I loved it when I took photo classes in college, and I can't wait to have it get here now.