Marriage Advice.....

Ok ladies its been a while since I've witten in my jounrnal,but I'm looking for some advice. Since becoming engaged there have been so many changes in the relationship between my fiance and I. There were alot of things we werent expecting to have to deal with in preparation for our wedding and marriage. While I think we are doing the best we can to somewhat prepare oursleves to become husband and wife, I am interested to hear from you ladies any advice you might have for me.  Were there any things about married life that surprised you? Were there things you expected to be difficult, but turned out easy, and things you thought might be easy but were difficult? I know all this might sound silly, but I never realized just how much life would change once we announced we were getting married, and just how much my fiance's family would come to effect me and my life and vice versa. I guess I'm just looking for any helpful tips or words of wisdom from you ladies who have already become wives. On a side note: My grandmother is being released from the hospital! She still has to take lots of medications and will need breathing treatments because the pneumonia effected her asthma, but she is alive and will be able to come home where she feels safe and happy!! Thanks so much for all of your prayers and support.