Here's how it all went down:
We were getting ready to go out with some friends and I was in the bathroom putting on my makeup. Patrick comes in with an ornament that we forgot to put on the Christmas tree and asks me to do it for him. So (naturally...I didn't get it) I blow him off and he spends about another 20 minutes trying to get me over by the tree (at one point he was pretending to straighten a painting behind it) while I'm completely not paying attention. I eventually make it over there and he had the ring box hanging on the tree. I was so surprised/shocked/nervous that I don't even remember what he said when he got down on one knee, but it ended with me saying yes!
Photos by Kate Lehman