On my own, I've started to learn about Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO. Today was the first time I set my camera to "manual". I tried out what I learned at Ashley's volleyball game & Emma's soccer game. When we got home, I put the SD card in the laptop too see what I got. I was quite disappointed and discouraged. I felt the inside shots were all either too dark or too "orange", and the outside shots had too much light. However, I got some feedback from someone with the same camera I have who has more experience. She gave me a few tips and suggestions, but overall, said I did great for my first time on "manual". So, I guess I was being too hard on myself.
I have a lot to learn, but at least I know now that I'm headed in the right direction!