We did it!
We took the plunge and are now officially composters. I mean, I don't know what makes it official. But I'd say the fact that I'm carrying "garbage" out back every day and dumping it in a pile of other decomposing material makes it pretty official. The husband built our composting box from wood we had lying around and I have some "during" pictures of that I will post.
This is what our box looks like
More details on what we're learning to come!