So I just ordered the Canon PowerShot A2300 from Amazon.com for $72.00 plus tax.
I gave up on the whole shutter lag issue and focused on price and size. My wife won't use this thing if it is too big/heavy for her to take around and I don't want her to worry about loosing or dropping it.
We will spend some time with the camera before she leaves and like I told her before I placed the order, "Lincoln ain't going to move".
When we are chasing the grandkids around I'll use the DSLR.
Thanks for all the replies and links. I can always count on POTN for an education.
Tom, That should work fine for the price. My father has a Canon A series for everyday shots and it works well for him!