haha thanks for all the comments...can't wait to see it...I talked to her today for a bit (she's at work, we're currently living in different cities)...and apparently it's minty-mint with no Canon squeak...she really sounded like she knew what she was talking about and did a ton of research...brought a tear to my eye

As for her taking pics...I'm really hoping that she'll take amazing pictures...and if they turn out better than mine...well then that'd be all sorts of awesome