I really enjoy taking pictures of my garden and I have my camera to thank for that. We bought a Nikon D3000 about a year ago because our older camera finally crapped out on us. This camera was very pricey but to be honest its worth every penny.
I love taking pictures of my kids. They are getting annoyed by their paparazzi mom. I just cannot help myself. They are growing so fast and I want to capture everything before they are gone onto making their own lives.
So if your thinking of getting a new camera and are afraid to spend the money I suggest getting a good medium camera. What I mean by that is don't get the cheapest one or the most expensive. Go for the camera just out of your price range because you won't want to put it down.