one fermentation bucket, a plastic carboy, and a bottling bucket (with a spigot).
sounds to me like you can start at least two beers
and I would recommend it as well, homebrew goes fast!
how would i do two beers? wouldn't my first ferment always be in the bucket or would I just do a first fermentation in the carboy?
Welcome to homebrewing!!!!!
As others have pointed out there are some great books out there to help get you going in the right direction. I also bought a starter kit for my first beer, although mine came with a DVD so I was able to watch and visualize the process. If your kit didn't come with a DVD I would recommend Basic Brewing's DVD's or there's some good Youtube videos out there as well.
One thing you'll note with this community is that if you ask a question you'll get a dozen answers
Although I have yet to be steered wrong so ask lots of questions and prepare yourself for the new obsession!