My husband and I spent our honeymoon in New Zealand and just fell in love with everything there. We had not been back since then because life got pretty busy. I became pregnant first with twins, and then two more babies in the following three years. When the kids got older, we decided to take them to New Zealand for a family holiday. We wanted to go back and experience it again, and we knew they would really like it too. We were able to find a Queenstown holiday home that was perfect for us.
Thankfully, the kids all get along really well, so we knew they would not mind sharing the bedroom that has four bunks in it. My husband and I would take the main bedroom, and my parents would take the second bedroom. They were going with us because they wanted to help with the kids and frankly, they just needed to get away too. It was nice that they went because my husband and I were able to sneak off for a couple of days ourselves and have a second honeymoon. We all had so much fun staying at the house though.
My husband loves to golf, and they had championship golf courses real close to where we were staying. While he and my dad did that, my mom and the boys went hiking, bungy jumping, and boating. I was able to spend some much needed time shopping and visiting some local museums since I am not quite as adventurous as my mom. It was just perfect for all of us, and the kids loved it as much as we knew they would. I think the best part was just all of us staying in such a beautiful setting in a house that felt comfortable and spacious. It was the best of both worlds for us.