Thanks SJD; but hey, we don't want to crowd the crags now do we? :) Haven't bought any tools yet, I just mooch off everyone else until I figure out works best for me. Ye ole crampons worked pretty well though.
Kudos to you. BTW, if you have small "chick-sized" hands like me, make sure you try out the aztars. (Is that what you're using in the picture?) Also, BD Vipers might work well. I tried maybe 10 different sets of ice tools before settling on Petzl Aztars.
Good luck with the ice I have been climbing since 1974 and just love ice climbing and mixed also. If you have not come to Colo. yet you should they have the Chicks with Picks festival in Ouray every year and seems to be alot fun for the ladies with Ye ole crampons and picks.