WEST SEATTLE SCENE: Proposal in the sky over Alki

9:08 PM MONDAY: Thanks to Jim Borrow for the photos (and also thanks to the person who texted a view that we tweeted earlier) – this was seen over Alki around 7 pm.

And so we’re wondering, did Sheila say yes?

P.S. Last airborne Alki proposal we featured was five years ago.

TUESDAY MORNING: See the comment section for Sheila’s answer (and more)!

48 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE SCENE: Proposal in the sky over Alki"

  • Out for a Walk July 3, 2017 (10:47 pm)

    I love this!!!  How romantic!!!  All of us living in West Seattle need this refreshing spirit with an aerial display given all the “fake news, etc.” stuff we read about that’s out there.  The West Seattle Blog is our “best friend” when it comes to local news!   ……Will she say, “yes?” …….  :-)    

  • Sheila July 4, 2017 (6:18 am)

    I said yes!  Thank you to all that came and congratulated us while we were there.

    • WSB July 4, 2017 (7:07 am)

      Congratulations and may you and your spouse-to-be have a long, happy life together!

    • Mike Mitchell July 4, 2017 (7:15 am)

      Thank you for making me the happiest man ever!

  • Lori Longthorne July 4, 2017 (7:27 am)

    This…Is awesome! Congratulations to you Sheila and Mike xo🐊

  • Mike Mitchell July 4, 2017 (7:50 am)

    Here’s the spot on Alki where I proposed to Sheila.

  • AJP July 4, 2017 (8:24 am)

    Aww, congrats Sheila and Mike!!!

  • Lola July 4, 2017 (9:06 am)

    So very cool.  Love that she said yes.  

  • Shelley Meston July 4, 2017 (10:18 am)

    Congratulations to you both ⭕️❌

  • kate July 4, 2017 (10:22 am)

    Hip hip hooray!!

  • Charles King July 4, 2017 (11:10 am)

    Greeting and salutations to all especially Mike and Sheila

    We love you all . Our family  and friends and all the neighborhood are glad she said yes

     Sheila’s Dad and Mom — Charles King III and Shirley J King  

    • Mike Mitchell July 4, 2017 (1:37 pm)

      Thank you Charles and Shirley. 

  • T July 4, 2017 (11:30 am)

    Congratulations!  Happy for you both, may you have many, many delightful years together.

  • SuperAwesome July 4, 2017 (12:09 pm)

    Nicely done, Mike!  Congratulations to you and Sheila!

    We saw the banner fly over our house last night and I came to the blog to get the scoop.  As always, they didn’t disappoint.

    • Mike Mitchell July 4, 2017 (3:47 pm)

      Thank you so much and I’m glad you were able to see it. 

  • Ed Kiniry July 4, 2017 (12:11 pm)

    Would have been hilarious if Sheila had turned to Mike, as the plane was flying over,  and said, “Oh, Darling, I’m so sorry you had to see that. I told him it
    wasn’t serious..” before busting up laughing and, of course, accepting his proposal.

  • Mark July 4, 2017 (6:26 pm)

    Mike thanks a lot, now us guys that did it via nice restaurant feel guilty!  Kidding nicely done

  • AmyB July 4, 2017 (8:54 pm)

    How totally sweet! Congratulations!

  • Jennifer July 5, 2017 (8:03 am)

    My kids and I were outside playing ball in the Genesee neighborhood when we saw the plane and sign fly by.  All night long my kids were saying, “Sheila King, will you marry me?”  It was so fun.  I went to the blog hoping to find out what Sheila’s answer was and I am happy to hear that she said “Yes”. Congratulations!  

    • Mike Mitchell July 5, 2017 (10:27 am)

      I love reading these stories. Thank you so much for posting and sharing.

      • WSRedux July 5, 2017 (2:26 pm)

        Mike & Sheila,

        I took the photos that were posted.  Both are large enough file sizes that either could be printed to a nice 8″ x  10″ print.  Let me know if you’d like the files & I can arrange a way to get the files to you.

  • Floyd July 5, 2017 (10:05 pm)


  • Mike Mitchell July 6, 2017 (8:53 am)

    Thank you to all that helped make July 3rd such a special day. 

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