Some pictures I took of myself (with the kids during tree decorating) that I thought turned out decent. None of them are perfect...but I don't have too many pictures of myself with my kids that are. (Most of them are self portraits. :-))
I have almost saved up enough money for a DSLR camera. Pre-kid and pre-digital popularity, I had a Minolta Maxxum 5 (or something like that). I loved that camera and it was a creative outlet for me. I took pictures all the time. That pretty much stopped when I purchased a digital camera (actually, just before we had Rebekah). I was slow to the digital band wagon in this case because there was so much I could do with my lovely SLR camera. I of course finally came around.
Next month I should be able to have enough. I've picked out which one I want (unless I change my mind between now and then) and intend to get the Canon EOS Rebel T2i. From the reviews, it looks to be the best bang/buck. These things are so hard to tell though sometimes, so if you have any thoughts by all means leave them in the comments section. :-)
One thing I probably should double check is to see if my lenses I already have will work with any DSLR's out there. Since Minolta has gone out of business, I just assumed the lenses don't fit anything else. But I guess it is possible they do. (That could potentially sway me, as I have 3 and lenses can be pricey!)
Ahhhh...but when I have my camera back? It'll be SO nice to have my creative outlet again!