I ended up with the Kyocera L3v and so far I really like it!! It had a larger LCD Screen (2.5) yet it's still a compact camera!! It has 3.2 MP's and 3.0 optical zoom whice should be plenty for us.....
So far it seems very easy to use!!!
I was looking at the Sony's and Cannon's and was a little leary of the not well known brand but after searching DPreview I saw it stacked up pretty well!!
Check out DPReview.com for tons of info!!!!